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22/03/10 -> 25/06/10
Young entrepreneurs training | Turkey

Young entrepreneurs training

Young entrepreneurs training; aimed to build their bussiness for university graduates and young people. entrepreneurial training will be given for University graduates with business ideas. Financial support will be provided to those who successfully graduate.

26/03/10
Sources of Financing for SMEs | Romania

Sources of Financing for SMEs

The seminar is addressed to SMEs who are facing economic crisis. In this event will be addressed topics related to: sources of finance for SMEs in EU funding, protecting trademarks, government programs to support SMEs, solutions to business efficiency and cost reduction.

13/04/10
Operational plan of incentives and financing possibilities for female entrepreneurs in 2010 | Croatia

Operational plan of incentives and financing possibilities for female entrepreneurs in 2010

The event is organized by the Croatian Chamber of Economy together with “KRUG” - Croatian association of business women and BPW – Business and Professional Women with the aim to present the possibilities of business financing regarding female entrepreneurship in the Republic of Croatia.

16/04/10
Eco-Innovation | Norway

Eco-Innovation

Information on Eco-Innovation Call

19/04/10
Possibilities for SMEs from CIP program | Croatia

Possibilities for SMEs from CIP program

At the seminar, the NCPs will present this comprehensive program of the European Union, which under one umbrella gathers various forms of support to entrepreneurship and innovation. This will be an opportunity to present all three pillars from CIP program: EIP, ICT PSP and IEE with a special focus on new Call for Proposal - CIP Eco Innovation.

19/04/10
Export financing - new opportunities for your company? | Norway

Export financing - new opportunities for your company?

Information from the Export Finance and Guarantee Institute (GIEK) or how to minimise the risks and increase the opportunities for successful export.

19/04/10 -> 19/07/10
Preparing Karagöz Tasvirs | Turkey

Preparing Karagöz Tasvirs

Karagöz Tasvirs will be described in traditional ways by the masters and practised by the traniees

20/04/10 -> 21/04/10
CIP Eco Innovation info day and project workshop | Croatia

CIP Eco Innovation info day and project workshop

In light of the upcoming new Call for proposal, Croatian Chamber of Economy - Enterprise Europe Network is organizing two-day event to inform and educate the Croatian companies in order to successfully submit their proposals for this Call.The aim of the events is: · providing vital information on the Call for Eco-innovation · Possibilities to finance projects from this program CIP Eco-innovation · Dissemination of experience in proposing projects under the CIP Eco-innovation · advice for successful participation in the projects of the underlying competition.

20/04/10
The 7th Framework Programme, the tools to write and manage the projects | Italy

The 7th Framework Programme, the tools to write and manage the projects

Centro Servizi per le Imprese and Sardegna Ricerche, both partners of Enterprise Europe Netwwork, organise three training sessions on the 7th Framework Programme, EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe. Aim of the initiative is to deepen specific items of the 7PQ, such as administrative and accounting procedures that are the main barriers to access successfully the programme. The courses are targeted to SMES and reasearcher. Each session is opened to a maximum of 35 participants. The course are free of charge. Programme: 4 May 2010 - How to write a successful proposal within the 7FP (Speaker: Iacopo De Angelis). 20 May 2010 - The dministrative procedures, the agreement and the negotiation in the 7FP (Speaker: Keji Adunmo). 7 June 2010 Consortium Agreement and IPR (Speaker: Sabrina Bozzoli).

20/04/10
Eco-Innovation | Norway

Eco-Innovation

Information seminar on Eco-Innovation Call

20/04/10
Eco-Innovation | Norway

Eco-Innovation

Information seminar on Eco-Innovation Call

20/04/10 -> 21/04/10
Advance Selling Technics | Turkey

Advance Selling Technics

Advance Selling Technics

20/04/10 -> 10/05/10
Contest for young people „My city‘s slogan“. | Lithuania

Contest for young people „My city‘s slogan“.

Creation of city’s slogan presenting onenesses of Marijampolė. Aim of the contest is to promote young people to participate in formation of Marijampolė city image and to relate one‘s future with Marijampolė. Contest target group are young people aged 16 - 29 in Marijampolė municipality. Three prizewinning places shall be given. Contest rules and other conditions are available at Marijampolė branch of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts. This activity is expedient whereas : • creative and intellectual potential of young people in Marijampolė are unemployed; • young people are not integrated into formation of the strategy development of Marijampolė municipality; • active promotion of public spirit and entrepreneurship of young people.

21/04/10
Informationsveranstaltung CLP – Einstufung, Kennzeichnung und Verpackung | Luxembourg

Informationsveranstaltung CLP – Einstufung, Kennzeichnung und Verpackung

Die neue europäische Regelung CLP zur Einstufung, Kennzeichnung und Verpackung von gefährlichen Stoffen und Gemischen (engl.: Classification, Labelling and Packaging) ist am 20. Januar 2009 in Kraft getreten. Dieses neue System wird das bisher bestehende schrittweise ersetzen. Für Stoffe wird CLP ab Dezember 2010 verpflichtend, für Gemische ab Juni 2015. Unternehmen, die gefährliche Stoffe verwenden, werden daher in den nächsten Monaten zunehmend mit dem neuen Einstufungs- und Kennzeichnungssystem konfrontiert werden: neue Gefahrensymbole, neue Gefahrenhinweise, etc. Deshalb ist es für die Unternehmen wichtig, sich bereits heute mit dem neuen CLP-System vertraut zu machen. Hierzu bietet der REACH , CLP Helpdesk Luxemburg, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Handwerkskammer (Chambre des Métiers) eine Informationsveranstaltung an.

21/04/10
Green office | Croatia

Green office

Promotion of various daily activities in order to decrease the negative influence to the environment and increase energy efficiency

23/04/10
Local employment partnership faze 3 | Croatia

Local employment partnership faze 3

Workshop - local partnership building measures between CES and local and regional stake holders such as municipalities, social partners, VET institutions etc.

24/04/10 -> 23/04/11
Public Speaking Support Group | Romania

Public Speaking Support Group

The goal of the project is to become better speakers through practice. Every two Saturdays we met and practice public speaking. There are 10 participants, of them 3 or 4 will give a short speech (5-10 minutes), followed by feedback, another participant will give a longer speech (15-20 minutes), followed by feedback and somebody else will have a presentation about public speaking.

26/04/10 -> 26/07/10
Engraving Meerschaum | Turkey

Engraving Meerschaum

Meerschaum will be introduced in traditional ways by artisans to the traniees

28/04/10
FP7 - call for SME and Univerzities | Czech Republic

FP7 - call for SME and Univerzities

This seminar aims to inform potential investigators (mainly SMEs and Univerzities) about new call in FP7 Research for SME FP7-SME-2011-1. The call publishing is expected in July 2010 deadline by end of 2010. The big advantage of these projects is possibility to apply with any topic. The project investigators come from area of SME, academic institutions and other bodies. As a part of the seminar there will be introduced experince of Czech company with this kind of project and discussed basics of IPR for SME. The seminar is being organised with support of NICER, EUPRO - OK 480 "Regional contact organization CVUT for Prague and Central Bohemia region" and Enterprise Europe Network CR in the frame of SME Week 2010. Registration is under link: http:,,geform.tc.cz,ticcvut, till April 25th, 2010

28/04/10
EU support for SMEs | Latvia

EU support for SMEs

The seminar aims to provide information about European Union programs and initiatives, under which enterprises can submit projects and get the financing. The seminar will deal with the following EU programs and initiatives: - 7. Framework Programme; - Intelligent Energy Europe; - Pan-European innovation support program of Eureka; - Research and development efforts in sponsoring the SME support program EuroStar; - ERASMUS for young Enterpreneurs - exchange opportunities for young entrepreneurs; - Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) , etc. The Workshop language - Latvian.

28/04/10
Local SME Networks to foster internazionalization | Italy

Local SME Networks to foster internazionalization

Workshop aimed to foster the access of the local small and medium enterprises to the international market. The workshop will focus in particular on the importance of creating networks among local SMEs in order to become more competitive and to increase their opportunities to access the international market.

28/04/10
CIP INFO DAY | Croatia

CIP INFO DAY

The CIP info day is organized to inform the SME's about huge funding possibilities. The CIP is divided into three operational programmes. Each programme has its specific objectives, aimed at contributing to the competitiveness of enterprises and their innovative capacity in their own areas, such as ICT or sustainable energy: The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP); The Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP); The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE). The info day includes also presentation about EEN – ENTREPRISE EUROPE NETWORK.

29/04/10 -> 02/05/10
VINISTRA 17th exhibition of wine and winemaking equipment | Croatia

VINISTRA 17th exhibition of wine and winemaking equipment

VINISTRA – exhibition of wine and winemaking equipment is a regional and international exhibition of wine and of winegrowing and winemaking equipment. The exhibition is traditionally held in Poreč. Every year the interest for this exhibition is greater, both for its competitive and its exhibition part, which confirms its importance. Apart from wine, Vinistra hosts the evaluation of olive oil and brandies. During the four exhibition days, a dozen thousand wine lovers taste and research the Istrian world of wine. The Aim of Vinistra is to enhance the quality of Istrian wine, promote the wine culture and affirm wine in Istria and wider. Vinistra is not a selling one, it aims exclusively to present wine, brandy and olive oil producers who, apart from making new business contacts, meet the most recent trends and facilities in production and promotion. The exhibition consists of the exhibition and the evaluation part. Continuous increase in the number of samples of native varieties

29/04/10
CIP INFO DAY | Croatia

CIP INFO DAY

The CIP info day is organized with main aim to provide information about huge possibilities of funding for SMEs as a target group. The CIP is divided into three operational programmes. Each programme has its specific objectives, aimed at contributing to the competitiveness of enterprises and their innovative capacity in their own areas, such as ICT or sustainable energy: The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) The Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP) The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) The info day includes also presentation about EEN – ENTREPRISE EUROPE NETWORK.

29/04/10 -> 09/07/10
Innovation Way | France

Innovation Way

you expect to : - improve your product or your allowance - build a new offer -differentiate from your competitive - protect your invention Innovation Office of CCI of Drome propose to discover some tools through several workshop - Thursday, April 29th: The strategy of my company in three stage - Thursday,May 27th: I developp my turnover, even during the crisis - Thursday,June 24th June: protect my invention and how to keep an eye on his environnement? - Wednesday, Juily 7th: How to finance my project?

29/04/10 -> 07/07/10
Innovation Way | France

Innovation Way

you expect to : - improve your product or your allowance - build a new offer -differentiate from your competitive - protect your invention Innovation Office of CCI of Drome propose to discover some tools through several workshop - Thursday, April 29th: The strategy of my company in three stage - Thursday,May 27th: I developp my turnover, even during the crisis - Thursday,June 24th June: protect my invention and how to keep an eye on his environnement? - Wednesday, Juily 7th: How to finance my project?

30/04/10 -> 30/06/10
Poliempreende Business Plan Contest | Portugal

Poliempreende Business Plan Contest

This competitiion is included in a national contest, named Poliempreende, where all Polytechnics took part.

30/04/10
Is your Business Fit for Finance? | United Kingdom

Is your Business Fit for Finance?

The days of easy credit are over. Relationships with banks have changed and businesses need to adapt to effectively negotiate terms to access finance. Having to respond to tough market conditions is a testing time for any business, but those that plan for such eventuality are far more likely to survive, and possibly thrive, if their less organised competitors are suffering. Business Link, in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, are hosting a series of 5 free events around Nottinghamshire, in April. The focus of the events is to arm businesses with the ‘must do’s’ rather than the ‘nice to haves’ that business owners need to have in place to facilitate any fruitful discussions with the bank and any funding providers.

30/04/10
How to Hit the Sweet Spot in Sales | United Kingdom

How to Hit the Sweet Spot in Sales

This is an opportunity to learn what the ‘sweet spot’ in sales is and how to hit it each time with your clients. You will learn tips and tricks in spotting customer reaction to your sales pitch, and the tools to successfully close a deal. . Every business involves some degree of selling, so this session is not to be missed. Key issues covered • Learn how to identify and analyse different types of customers • Learn a fantastic six stage selling process of world class selling • Learn how to hit the selling sweet spot • Learn how to tailor your presentation to the customer • Learn effective closing techniques

30/04/10
Seminar for Cluster Managers | Croatia

Seminar for Cluster Managers

Certain topics presenta part of the problems for clusters managers in Croatia. Lectures and presenters on this event will explain through discussions and workshop possible solutions to this issues. On the seminar the following topics wil be discussed : 1. How to create a project idea for the competition on EU projects 2. Workshop : Developing a project idea for the competition on EU projects 3. Programs and initiatives available for clusters in Croatia 4. Introduction to EU Structural and Cohesion Funds Also this seminar will be a great opportunity to socialize and share experiences among Croatian cluster managers.

01/05/10 -> 30/06/10
To organize seminars for the work force employed. | Turkey

To organize seminars for the work force employed.

Development workers, The first level of management seminars, Seminars for mid-level manager, Time management, Total quality management, Human relations and stress, Human relations and communication and Health and safety at work seminars.

01/05/10 -> 02/05/10
English Courses for Businessmen, Women Entrepreneurs and Students | Turkey

English Courses for Businessmen, Women Entrepreneurs and Students

This course aims to teach english language for businessmen, students and especially women entrepreneurs. Courses have a 3 different module: Business English, Foreign Trade English and English for Elementary group courses. It will organized with the Turkish Foreign Trade Foundation on 1-2 May 2010. It will take place in the Konya Chamber of Commerce.

03/05/10 -> 27/05/10
SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs - 03.05.: Linz - 10.05: Dornbirn - 11.05: Graz - 27.05: Wien | Austria

SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs - 03.05.: Linz - 10.05: Dornbirn - 11.05: Graz - 27.05: Wien

Content: the various European bottom-up-R,D-Programmes and Initiatives for SME

03/05/10 -> 06/05/10
Social Responsability Week 2010 | Portugal

Social Responsability Week 2010

The Social Responsibility Week 2009, as a multistakeholder event, will be a unique opportunity to meet and exchange views between opinion leaders and activists of all stakeholders. From business leaders to union leaders, the SR Week will have representatives of consumers, NGOs, IPSS, government, universities, sports and media. Social Responsibility Week had its first edition in 2006 and has seen an annual growth in number of speakers, participants and authorities. This year the main theme is “Towards a Global Ethic”, inspired on the Manifesto “Economic Global Ethic” that has been developed by Hans Kung and other experts. This Manifesto makes a fundamental appeal to the international community commitment (states, citizens and business) to the principle of humanity and the basic values of non-violence and respect for life, justice and solidarity, honesty and tolerance, mutual esteem and partnership.This event will occur in the Lisbon, Oporto, Viana do Castelo and Aveiro, on

03/05/10 -> 01/06/10
Competition: Regional Leaders of Innovation 2010 | Poland

Competition: Regional Leaders of Innovation 2010

The second edition of "Regional Leaders of Innovation" competition aims at promoting and awarding SMEs from Kuyavian and Pomeranian region based on know-how, innovations and new technology. The contest is organised by Torun Regional Development Agency under the patronage of Marshal Office of Kuyavian-Pomeranian region (regional authorities). Application forms will be assessed by special Commission. The winners of three categories: innovative technology, product, and service will be awarded during the ceremony taking place on conference on 1st of June.

03/05/10 -> 30/06/10
Entrepreneurship's week : Testimonies in schools | Belgium

Entrepreneurship's week : Testimonies in schools

The Entrepreneurschip’s week is an innovative program that consists of a series of information sessions and practical activities designed to promote entrepreneurship. This week aims to raise awareness about entrepreneurship especially to youth. The goal is to motivate, stimulate and inform about entrepreneurship. In this context, we propose to secondary schools of the Region of Brussels-Capital testimonials from business leaders to stimulate vocations among youth and specially to demystify entrepreneurship.

03/05/10
How to start as a freelancer | The Netherlands

How to start as a freelancer

Seminar about how to start as a freelancer

03/05/10
Start as freelancer | The Netherlands

Start as freelancer

Seminar about starting as a freelancer

03/05/10
Business opportunities in Romania and Bulgaria - How can you profit from EU funds | Austria

Business opportunities in Romania and Bulgaria - How can you profit from EU funds

Bulgaria and Romania are one of the most important future markets for Austrian enterprises. The Economic Chamber is informing their clients about opportunities and funds in these countries. Experts and important players from the proper public authorities inform about the economic situation in Romania and Bulgaria and about the opportunities of certain EU funds in this area.

03/05/10
Show Casing CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging | Luxembourg

Show Casing CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging

The new European regulation CLP on the classification, labelling and packaging of dangerous substances and mixtures entered into force on 20 January 2009. This new system will gradually replace the existing classification and labeling. For substances, CLP will be obligatory from December 2010, for mixture from June 2015. Companies that use dangerous substances and mixture will be more and more confronted with the new classification and labeling system during the upcoming months: new pictograms, new signal words, new hazard statements, etc. Therefore, it is important to make yourself familiar with the new system. The REACH , CLP Helpdesk, in cooperation with chamber of commerce (Chambre de Commerce) and FEDIL, offers an information seminar on CLP.

03/05/10
How to do your best and to let it know? | Belgium

How to do your best and to let it know?

Methods to develop your network Methods to improve the outlook of your business Advices and practical cases

03/05/10
HBOR Info Day | Croatia

HBOR Info Day

Information about actual HBOR projects given by HBOR's experts, HBOR's role in the government's measures and the EU funds, answers on audience's questions

03/05/10
Open days - Karlovac County Chamber of Economy | Croatia

Open days - Karlovac County Chamber of Economy

Info desk - presentation of services for SME's - flyers, broschures, CD and EU issues concerning SME's.

03/05/10 -> 09/05/10
Création d'entreprise | France

Création d'entreprise

Questionnaire de 8 questions en QCM

04/05/10
SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained! | Hungary

SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained!

The speakers will present all the different types of access to finance and support funds which are available for the Hungarian micro and small enterprises

04/05/10 -> 06/05/10
Social Responsability Week 2010 | Portugal

Social Responsability Week 2010

The Social Responsibility Week 2009, as a multistakeholder event, will be a unique opportunity to meet and exchange views between opinion leaders and activists of all stakeholders. From business leaders to union leaders, the SR Week will have representatives of consumers, NGOs, IPSS, government, universities, sports and media. Social Responsibility Week had its first edition in 2006 and has seen an annual growth in number of speakers, participants and authorities. This year the main theme is “Towards a Global Ethic”, inspired on the Manifesto “Economic Global Ethic” that has been developed by Hans Kung and other experts. This Manifesto makes a fundamental appeal to the international community commitment (states, citizens and business) to the principle of humanity and the basic values of non-violence and respect for life, justice and solidarity, honesty and tolerance, mutual esteem and partnership.This event will occur in the Lisbon, Oporto, Viana do Castelo and Aveiro, on

04/05/10
Social Responsability Week 2010 | Portugal

Social Responsability Week 2010

The Social Responsibility Week 2009, as a multistakeholder event, will be a unique opportunity to meet and exchange views between opinion leaders and activists of all stakeholders. From business leaders to union leaders, the SR Week will have representatives of consumers, NGOs, IPSS, government, universities, sports and media. Social Responsibility Week had its first edition in 2006 and has seen an annual growth in number of speakers, participants and authorities. This year the main theme is “Towards a Global Ethic”, inspired on the Manifesto “Economic Global Ethic” that has been developed by Hans Kung and other experts. This Manifesto makes a fundamental appeal to the international community commitment (states, citizens and business) to the principle of humanity and the basic values of non-violence and respect for life, justice and solidarity, honesty and tolerance, mutual esteem and partnership.This event will occur in the Lisbon, Oporto, Viana do Castelo and Aveiro, on

04/05/10 -> 05/05/10
Micronano Structure Workshop MSW 2010, Conference and Brokerage event. | Sweden

Micronano Structure Workshop MSW 2010, Conference and Brokerage event.

Brokerage Event - Sharing to innovate, develop and reach new markets Organised with the support of Enterprise Europe Network and in the framework of MSW 2010, the Brokerage Event is targeting companies, research institutes and universities offering innovative technologies and know-how, looking for technological solutions or searching for partners for European R,D projects.

04/05/10
Opportunities for SMEs from CIP program | Croatia

Opportunities for SMEs from CIP program

The Conference is an opportunity for SME's to find out what are the services that EEN Croatia can offer ( business cooperation, transfer of technology, participation in FP7). The NCP's from Ministry for Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship will present possibilities offered by CIP program and its three pillars: CIP-EIP, CIP ICT PSP and CIP IEE. Participants will have the opportunity to hear more about the new Call for proposal - Eco innovation 2010.

04/05/10
The 7th Framework Programme, the tools to write and manage the projects | Italy

The 7th Framework Programme, the tools to write and manage the projects

Centro Servizi per le Imprese and Sardegna Ricerche, both partners of Enterprise Europe Netwwork, organise three training sessions on the 7th Framework Programme, EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe. Aim of the initiative is to deepen specific items of the 7PQ, such as administrative and accounting procedures that are the main barriers to access successfully the programme. The courses are targeted to SMES and reasearcher. Each session is opened to a maximum of 35 participants. The course are free of charge. Programme: 4 May 2010 - How to write a successful proposal within the 7FP (Speaker: Iacopo De Angelis). 20 May 2010 - The dministrative procedures, the agreement and the negotiation in the 7FP (Speaker: Keji Adunmo). 7 June 2010 Consortium Agreement and IPR (Speaker: Sabrina Bozzoli).

04/05/10
Funding Summit 2010 | Austria

Funding Summit 2010

All important funding organisations and authorities inform Upper Austrian companies about the possibilities of European, national and regional funds. The clients of the Economic Chamber also will get detailed informations in four different workshops.

04/05/10
Female Entrepreneurs:“taking business to the next level!” | Belgium

Female Entrepreneurs:“taking business to the next level!”

According to the Commission “Europe is not fully exploiting its entrepreneurial potential, and lags behind the USA in both business start-ups and self-employment. Moreover, compared with men, fewer women are self-employed in the EU and fewer women start-up businesses or have the ambition to do so. Women’s intellectual potential and their contribution to Europe’s competitiveness are not being maximised.” So what can be done about it? Come to our smallbusinesseurope event and hear directly from a female entrepreneur on the barriers and issues she faces. Also hear from the Women’s Business Development Agency on how they are helping women to become entrepreneurs and then hear what the Commission is doing and how it intends to knock down barriers and what new initiatives it is planning for the future. Network with like minded individuals during a sandwich lunch and start making a change now! With an esteemed panel of speakers including Joanna Drake, Director for Promot

04/05/10
SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory | Austria

SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory

Grant advisory for small and medium enterprises by Bank Austria and state and government funding organisations. Advisory service is also offered by the Chambers of Commerce, austria wirtschaftsservice, Arbeitsmarktservice, Österreichischer Exportfonds, Kreditschutzverband1870, UniCredit Leasing (Austria) and others. If entrepreneurs wish to make an appointment for an individual counseling they are kindly invited to use the online-diary http:,,kmu-info-tag.bankaustria.at

04/05/10
“The Baltic Sea region – Growth for Europe” | Germany

“The Baltic Sea region – Growth for Europe”

A foreign trade forum of BVMW, the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses, will be held. The congress program includes topics of financing, conveyance, insurance in the foreign business, European Union Baltic Sea strategy, perspectives of shipbuilding. Further, there will be workshops on various topics. At the fair, numerous BVMW Foreign trade offices provide information for SMEs. For contact please call Mr. Karlheinz Stoeckner, BVMW Foreign Trade, phone +49 (0) 30 – 533 206-18 (karlheinz.stoeckner@bvmw.de), or Mr. Juergen Helbig, BVMW Rostock, phone +49 (0) 381 – 700 6710, (juergen.helbig@bvmw.de).

04/05/10
Petites entreprises de 5 à 20 salariés, Uilisez le concept de l'association "Love money pour l'Emploi" pour mobiliser des particuliers assujettis à l'ISF afin de lever les fonds propres n | France

Petites entreprises de 5 à 20 salariés, Uilisez le concept de l'association "Love money pour l'Emploi" pour mobiliser des particuliers assujettis à l'ISF afin de lever les fonds propres nécessaires pour financer la croissance

Apprenez les regles et bases indispensable pour mobiliser let faire investir les particuliers assujettis à l'ISF (Impots de solidarité sur la fortune) Préparations juridiques, financières, comptable et comportementale de l'entreprise pour

05/05/10 -> 07/05/10
SMEs in the Time of Global Crises | Albania

SMEs in the Time of Global Crises

The representatives of the policymakeres and the business promotion agencies in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation countries will discuss for the economic development in their countries during the global financial crises and the role of SMEs.

05/05/10
Funding for small and medium-sized enterprises | Croatia

Funding for small and medium-sized enterprises

Zadar County Development Agency will organize a conference „Funding for SMEs“. This event will take place in Zadar, and it will last for 3 hours. The experts will present all different types of financing and support funds for projects, which are available for the Croatian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. There will be a stand with all related material to this theme in order to give better information to the entrepreneurs. Director of Zadar County Development Agency will open exhibition of successfully implemented projects in Zadar County co-financed by EU funds.

05/05/10
Successfull opening up of foreign markets - sales and representation in foreign countries | Germany

Successfull opening up of foreign markets - sales and representation in foreign countries

*Conditions for enterprises, adequate market targets, building up and management of international sales activities, export credit insurance, contracts with sales agents, calculation, terms and conditions for delivery, risks and possibilities to cover them, sales partners, handling of payments (incl. lunch) Advisor: Dipl.-Kfm. Ralf Frigge

05/05/10
Entrepeneurs Networking | Spain

Entrepeneurs Networking

The main purpose of the activity is to gather all entrepreneurs, by providing a forum where they can easily get to know each other. The event opens with a brief presentation from each participant, followed up by a working session on some related issue, directed by a consolidated entrepreneur. Later on, there is a networking talk on financial aids, business plans, product marketing, service providers, etc.....

05/05/10
Seminar on IT tools for REACH registration | Luxembourg

Seminar on IT tools for REACH registration

In cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), we offer a seminar on IUCLID5.2, REACH-IT and the Technical Completeness Check Tool. The seminar is particularly valuable for companies that plan to register under REACH. The presentations by ECHA experts will be broadcasted directly from Helsinki. Besides a general introduction to these tools, there will be sufficient time to answer questions from the participants. The seminar is free of charge. Please send your informal registration until 28 April to paula.couto@tudor.lu. The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted in the order of their arrival.

05/05/10 -> 02/06/10
How to develop your business consciously? | Hungary

How to develop your business consciously?

We developed a flow of workshops, that focuses to the needs and tasks of SMEs! Conscious Marketing = Increase in Profit! Make up your own business-marketing plan during the workshops! SME managers will learn: # How to make up your company's own plan,; # Examine the macro and micro environment # Define the SME's target groups, customers # Define the SME strategy - what to focus at? # look at the product and serviceportfolio # overlook how to make pricing strategy and what are the price tactical possibilities # look at how SME can communicate efficiently and where # examine SME sales strategy

05/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

05/05/10
Financial problems of SMEs | Turkey

Financial problems of SMEs

Financial problems of SMEs , solutions of SMEs financial problems, how to benefit from Credit Guarantee Fund

05/05/10
Seminar: Presentation of incentive funds for project in tourism. | Croatia

Seminar: Presentation of incentive funds for project in tourism.

How to apply to currently open funding programms.

05/05/10
How to write an application for the Eco-Innovation Call | Norway

How to write an application for the Eco-Innovation Call

Innovation Norway invites enterprises that are going to apply for this year's Eco-Innovation call to the first workshop day on how to write an application to the programme.

05/05/10 -> 06/05/10
Economical Forum Days Associated with Istanbul University | Turkey

Economical Forum Days Associated with Istanbul University

Economical Forum

06/05/10
SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained! | Hungary

SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained!

The speakers will present all the different types of access to finance and support funds which are available for the Hungarian micro and small enterprises

06/05/10
Enterprise Finland cooperation in regional business services | Finland

Enterprise Finland cooperation in regional business services

Examples of good service practices and cooperation

06/05/10
Social Responsability Week 2010 | Portugal

Social Responsability Week 2010

The Social Responsibility Week 2009, as a multistakeholder event, will be a unique opportunity to meet and exchange views between opinion leaders and activists of all stakeholders. From business leaders to union leaders, the SR Week will have representatives of consumers, NGOs, IPSS, government, universities, sports and media. Social Responsibility Week had its first edition in 2006 and has seen an annual growth in number of speakers, participants and authorities. This year the main theme is “Towards a Global Ethic”, inspired on the Manifesto “Economic Global Ethic” that has been developed by Hans Kung and other experts. This Manifesto makes a fundamental appeal to the international community commitment (states, citizens and business) to the principle of humanity and the basic values of non-violence and respect for life, justice and solidarity, honesty and tolerance, mutual esteem and partnership.This event will occur in the Lisbon, Oporto, Viana do Castelo and Aveiro, on

06/05/10
The Vysocina Region´s Typical Products Trade Fair | Czech Republic

The Vysocina Region´s Typical Products Trade Fair

The Vysocina Region´s Typical Products Trade Fair is focused on the promotion of the regional products and support of the regional market. The aim of this one-day action is the cooperation improvement among the business and non profit-making sphere, as well as of the general public and the public administration in that field. All businessmen and small traders that produce or create any products typical for the Vysocina Region are invited. Main focus is on the traditional products of the region like the glass and lead crystal products, typical groceries, leather and clothing products, etc. This choice is not restricted to the classical manufacture production only, it can involve also a big enterprise, however, their final product has to be concrete. The accompanying programme of the fair is realised in cooperation with non-profit organisations from the region.

06/05/10
Berlin-Brandenburg – Research , Development for Europe: Half-time of the 7th Famework Pogramme and presentation of the newly established Knowledge and Innovation Communities | Germany

Berlin-Brandenburg – Research , Development for Europe: Half-time of the 7th Famework Pogramme and presentation of the newly established Knowledge and Innovation Communities

The Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg organises the event “Berlin-Brandenburg – Research , Development for Europe: Half-time of the 7th Famework Pogramme and presentation of the newly established Knowledge and Innovation Communities”, taking place on the 6th of May at the Ludwig Erhard Haus Berlin (Fasanenstrasse 85, 10623 Berlin). The 7th Framework Programme, running from 2007 till 2013 is the central EU funding programme for Research , Development (R,D) projects in all sectors. Until now, companies as well as R,D institutions in the German capital region did win a lot of interesting projects in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and helped fostering the scientific role of the region on the international level. The event will give the participants an insight in current regional projects in FP7. The participants will also have the possibility to inform themselves about the opportunities that FP7 offers for them. An important role for R,D in the German capital region

06/05/10
Optimal Liquidity Planning for Entrepreneurs | Germany

Optimal Liquidity Planning for Entrepreneurs

The difficult economic development in the past few months has had negative effects on the liquidity of many business enterprises. The workshop points out solutions and will help to establish a liquidity management.

06/05/10 -> 07/05/10
FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR AND CLUSTERS FOR SOLUTION | Turkey

FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR AND CLUSTERS FOR SOLUTION

Turkish decision makers, international automotive and cluster experts gather to discuss on Automotive sector in the world and locate clusters for a better future of the sector. The conference is going to take place in Konya, one of the most important cities in Turkey in automotive spare parts manufacturing. The target group comprises business support organizations, academicians, entrepreneurs, policy makers, potential entrepreneurs from Turkey and other countries.

06/05/10
SME Finance Forum "How to exit the recession and achieve smart growth" | Belgium

SME Finance Forum "How to exit the recession and achieve smart growth"

The European Commission is organising a high-level conference, the “SME Finance Forum”, with SMEs, banks and other financial institutions, on how to address the current challenges in access to finance for SMEs. It will take place in Brussels on 6 May 2010 from 09:00 to 16:00, in the Charlemagne building. As pointed out in the Europe 2020 Communication, the financial crisis has halved Europe’s growth potential. Many investment plans, talents and ideas risk not being realised because of uncertainty, sluggish demand and lack of funding. The impact on real economic activity could be more pronounced in Europe because our SMEs rely more on bank loans than their counterparts in some other economies. It is therefore crucial that banks resume their normal role of providing liquidity and supporting investment in the real economy. Likewise, it is also important to further support and develop equity markets for start-ups and small innovative enterprises. The Forum will examine the c

06/05/10
Opportunities for SMEs from CIP program | Croatia

Opportunities for SMEs from CIP program

The Conference is an opportunity for SME's to find out what are the services that EEN Croatia can offer ( business cooperation, transfer of technology, participation in FP7). The NCP's from Ministry for Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship will present possibilities offered by CIP program and its three pillars: CIP-EIP, CIP ICT PSP and CIP IEE. Participants will have the opportunity to hear more about the new Call for proposal - Eco innovation 2010.

06/05/10
NRW Start-ups meet VCs | Germany

NRW Start-ups meet VCs

Increasing the chance of venture capital strongly and efficently, start-ups and small-to-medium-sized businesses are invited to be part of this event, organized by Mediencluster NRW GmbH. Subsequent to the "FreiGeist - Web , StartUp Conference", the event "NRW Start-ups meet VCs" will take place at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. The aim is to network young business players demanding for financial support with venture capitalists. Picked by Mediencluster NRW from the pool of submissions, the six best and most promising start-ups will pitch in front of selected venture capitalists. After a presentation of ten minutes for each, there will be the opportunity for both parties to continue the talks on potential cooperation and business afterwards.

06/05/10
DIA DEL EMPRENDEDOR 2010 | Spain

DIA DEL EMPRENDEDOR 2010

With “Entrepreneurship, your dreams at work” as motto, Melilla will celebrate the Entrepreneur Day as part of the “ Emprendemos Juntos” initiative of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. It is one of the most important business events celebrated in our city to promote entrepreneuship, the creation of new business and the search for ideas and knowledge. The Entrepreneur Day will also hold activities such as Conferences, Workshops, the Entrepreneur Library, interactive plays for the public as well as the ongoing counselling services for going to be entrepreneurs. The event will host stands of the different institutions and companies collaborating with the organization. It Will be a definitive meeting point between entrepreneurs, business and public institutions. The Entrepreneur Day is an initiative promoted by the Ministerio de Economía, Dirección General de Industria, Comercio y Turismo (Ministry of Economy; Industry, Commerce and Tourism) organized

06/05/10
Eurostars : an opportunity for innovative SMEs | France

Eurostars : an opportunity for innovative SMEs

Presentation of the Eurostars programme by the NCP Patrick Palus Feedback of awarded SMEs

06/05/10
“YOUNG ENTRPRISE AND UNIVERSITY” | Italy

“YOUNG ENTRPRISE AND UNIVERSITY”

The event has the objective to strengthen the motivations and the entrepreneurial spirit of the young universities students of any faculty, towards the self employment and the entrepreneurship, and to enhance the commitment of the Universities in promoting the training of the entrepreneurial spirit within the teaching programs, by presenting the policies and the opportunities for young students who aim to start up an entrepreneurial activity. The event, during its 3 hours of duration, will see the participation of the Università del Molise, and of the entrepreneurial Associations partner of the project “Giovane Impresa”: Academy Avignon of craft and SME, National Confederation of Craft and SME (CAN) Confindustria. The imitative will also be attended by institutional representatives, of the Chamber of Commerce and of the EEN Network. During the event, which will be transmitted by WebTV, will be presented the project “Giovane Impresa” supported by the Dipartimento dell

06/05/10
Not only an idea. Opportunities and threats for young enterprises | Italy

Not only an idea. Opportunities and threats for young enterprises

During the event, will take place a convention, where the regional “Start Cup Competition” will be launched and promoted, furthermore subjects about innovation and business start up will be faced and will be addressed to everyone aims at creating an innovative enterprise or to start up businesses searching for support to their business activities. During the second part of the event will take place a seminar about the innovation trough patent activities and patent database for the best exploitation of intangible assets.

06/05/10
EU: new technology possibilities for business. | Lithuania

EU: new technology possibilities for business.

EU: new technology possibilities for business.

06/05/10 -> 08/05/10
First international fair of clusters and small and medium enterprises | Serbia

First international fair of clusters and small and medium enterprises

Dear Madam,Sir, We have the pleasure of informing you that the 1st Fair of Clusters and Small and Medium Enterprises of Nis Region, organized by the START-UP Clusters Union and supported by LEDIB Programe, would take place in Nis from May 06-08, 2010. Fair is one of the most efficient ways of promoting the new business contacts and market expanding, and its aim is to present and promote economic potentials of our region to all the interested groups. Wishing to work together on the new ideas for connecting and development of small and medium enterprises, we would like to invite you to actively participate at this Fair and become a part of our business story. City of Nis, as a center which potential buyers are gravitating to, is a place in which all serious offers of our economy have to be presented. Therefore we would like to invite you to present your offer at the Fair of Clusters and SMEs and participate in establishing mutual contacts, exchange and promotion of business idea

06/05/10
Seminar on Personal Relations and Communication Lines | Turkey

Seminar on Personal Relations and Communication Lines

The seminar is realized as a part of the "Muğla Increasing Efficiency Project". The aim of the seminar is to focus on importance of communication and to explain proper communication lines in management. In addition, strategies will be eloborated to overcome the problems encountered related to communication through conflict management techniques.

06/05/10
SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory | Austria

SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory

Grant advisory for small and medium enterprises by Bank Austria and state and government funding organisations. Advisory service is also offered by the Chambers of Commerce, austria wirtschaftsservice, Arbeitsmarktservice, Österreichischer Exportfonds, Kreditschutzverband1870, UniCredit Leasing (Austria) and others. If entrepreneurs wish to make an appointment for an individual counseling they are kindly invited to use the online-diary http:,,kmu-info-tag.bankaustria.at

06/05/10 -> 07/05/10
First Congress of Austrian Businesswomen | Austria

First Congress of Austrian Businesswomen

Business meeting point for female entrepreneurs - 6th and 7th of May at Vienna. At the First Congress of Austrian Businesswomen participants can expect interesting keynotes on topics like motivation, communication and cross-border-thinking as well as possibilities for know-how-transfer and networking.

06/05/10 -> 08/05/10
CONGRESO IBEROAMERICANO DE JÓVENES EMPRESARIOS | Spain

CONGRESO IBEROAMERICANO DE JÓVENES EMPRESARIOS

This Congress, which will take place in Cadiz on the 6th, May 7 and 8 and with the motto " An ocean of opportunities, Submerge ", it will use as scene on which we can analyze, debate, guess new opportunities of business in a moment really complicated for the business community, and where you will be able to expand your business and to begin relations of cooperation with proceeding businessmen of more than 20 countries of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

06/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

06/05/10
TRAINING FOR SME'S | Turkey

TRAINING FOR SME'S

ADMINISTRATİVE SKILLS FOR MANAGERS TRAINING in the scope of ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK Project

06/05/10
„Your way to get credits more easily – Finance programmes” | Germany

„Your way to get credits more easily – Finance programmes”

A lot of companies are looking for several,different possibilities to finance their investments or production facilities. Also they need to know which kinds of documents are necessary to get the financing easy and without problems. You will receive answers to those items during the above mentioned event. Main topics are: Öffentliche Förderprogramme für den Mittelstand (Referent: Felix Tenkmann, Direktor Förderberatung NRW Bank), Kreditabsicherung durch die Bürgschaftsbank NRW (Referent: Manfred Thivessen, Geschäftsführer Bürgschaftsbank NRW) und „Bankgespräche gut vorbereiten und erfolgreich führen“ (Referenten: Claudia Märtin, Leiterin Existenzgründungscenter und öffentliche Fördermittel der Sparkasse Dortmund und Thomas Strege, Leiter Firmenkundenbetreuung der Dortmunder Volksbank eG).

07/05/10
Social Responsability Week 2010 | Portugal

Social Responsability Week 2010

The Social Responsibility Week 2009, as a multistakeholder event, will be a unique opportunity to meet and exchange views between opinion leaders and activists of all stakeholders. From business leaders to union leaders, the SR Week will have representatives of consumers, NGOs, IPSS, government, universities, sports and media. Social Responsibility Week had its first edition in 2006 and has seen an annual growth in number of speakers, participants and authorities. This year the main theme is “Towards a Global Ethic”, inspired on the Manifesto “Economic Global Ethic” that has been developed by Hans Kung and other experts. This Manifesto makes a fundamental appeal to the international community commitment (states, citizens and business) to the principle of humanity and the basic values of non-violence and respect for life, justice and solidarity, honesty and tolerance, mutual esteem and partnership.This event will occur in the Lisbon, Oporto, Viana do Castelo and Aveiro, on

07/05/10 -> 09/05/10
CROFISH 5th International Fish and Fishing Equipment Fair in the Republic of Croatia | Croatia

CROFISH 5th International Fish and Fishing Equipment Fair in the Republic of Croatia

The event is organized by Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Regional Chamber of Commerce together with the City of Umag and the County of Istria, Craftsmen Chamber of the County of Istria, Tourist Association of the City of Umag, Istrian Agency of Development, Collective Union of the Istrian Region and the Agency for Rural Development of Istria. The event will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development. This exposition is the only specialised event in the whole Republic of Croatia. Thus, it is always attended by many national and foreign businessmen and tradesman who work in the field of fishing. The aim of Crofish is to set up both international and interregional collaboration, in order to improve the development of sea-fishing and mariculture activities. Furthermore, there will be a considerable number of side-events during the exposition. We strongly believe that such kind of organised meetings and seminars may improve both knowl

07/05/10
How to write a business plan for the international market | Italy

How to write a business plan for the international market

The workshop aims at explaining to the local enterprises how to write an efficient business plan in order to better access the international market

07/05/10
Innovation Management Techniques - Module 4: Services Innovation | Luxembourg

Innovation Management Techniques - Module 4: Services Innovation

Whereas innovation is an archetypal competitiveness factor in normal times, it becomes more predominant during economic crisis as well for private companies as for public institutions. Then it is no longer about whether deciding to innovate, but rather knowing how to innovate with mastering innovation management techniques. This is why Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, the Luxembourg School for Commerce and the Chamber of Crafts propose for the fourth year the "Innovation management techniques" training course, composed of 5 different modules. This training will emphasize on the following points: - Creativity: how to generate new ideas? - Profitability: how to design products and services with solid added value? - Efficiency: how to improve the innovation ability? This training address big or medium-sized companies willing to make their business develop: - engineers, managers in charge of innovation projects - innovative entrepreneurs

07/05/10
Budapest INNOPOLIS Development Pole Programme: enterprises and clusters – research, development, innovation and financing | Hungary

Budapest INNOPOLIS Development Pole Programme: enterprises and clusters – research, development, innovation and financing

Forum will be as a joint event during INDUSTRIA 2010 International EXPO. The participants will be given opportunity to gather useful information on the achievements of the Budapest Innopolis Development Pole programme in the field of ICT, Health and Environment. Furthermore, they will be given possibility to know more about the European and Hungarian cluster tendencies and the available financial tools for innovative enterprises.

07/05/10
Global economic needs global education | Austria

Global economic needs global education

Study presentation and discussion with national experts

07/05/10
1. Credit financing and Croatian Government’s Measure B for economic recovery 2. Presentation of CCE services connected with EU | Croatia

1. Credit financing and Croatian Government’s Measure B for economic recovery 2. Presentation of CCE services connected with EU

Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development will present its credit lines for financing small and medium enterprises as well as Croatian Government’s Measure B for economic recovery. Croatian Chamber of Economy will have a presentation of its services regarding European Union, specifically Enterprise Europe Network in Croatia and CCE Representative Office in Brussels. The aim of this event is to give the entrepreneurs information about opportunities for financing their business activities in Croatia and all the services that Croatian Chamber of Economy provides that are connected with doing business with EU.

07/05/10 -> 08/05/10
,, PLATO SERBIA teambuilding, evaluation and action plan for the final six months,, | Serbia

,, PLATO SERBIA teambuilding, evaluation and action plan for the final six months,,

Teambuilding with 60 SME's, 6 mentors from big companies and 4 coordinators, also partners from VOKA CC Gent, Belgium. Representatives of SME sector with mentors and coordinators defined future activities and developed Action plans in 3 regional groups RCC Subotica, RCC Pancevo and RCC Pozarevac, for the next 6 months May 2010–November 2010, according to the topics that were previously chosen (What? Where? When? Responsible?).

07/05/10
Seminar: EU programms -Bussines opportunities for Croatian Enterpreneurs | Croatia

Seminar: EU programms -Bussines opportunities for Croatian Enterpreneurs

Information on EEN services, Financial scheme for enterpreneurs - EU Funds, View on current Calls: CIP EKO INOVATION, IPA CROSS BORDER COOPERATION, INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE, CIP ICT PSP, MARCO POLO.

07/05/10
Interested in Europe? | Sweden

Interested in Europe?

Welcome to an After Work with the Mrs. Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (M) who will talk about her interest and commitment to issues such as decreasing obstacles for companies in the European union. Mrs. Anna Maria Corazza Bildt will also talk about her tasks in the European parliament and what issues she believes is the most important for shaping a better, more competitive Europe.

07/05/10
Presentation of the new state aids for environment protection and rational use of natural resources | Luxembourg

Presentation of the new state aids for environment protection and rational use of natural resources

Presentation of the new state aids for environment protection and rational use of natural resources

07/05/10
Promotion of the Industrial zones in Pelagonia region | FYROM

Promotion of the Industrial zones in Pelagonia region

The event is focused on promotion of the industrial zones in the statistical planning region of Pelagonia. Also other topics of the conference: new national policy regarding the land policy management (transfer of management from national to local level) and experiences in industrial zones management and FDI promotion in the neighboring countries (Slovenia and Serbia).

08/05/10
General exibition of Kolín 2010 - 4.volume | Czech Republic

General exibition of Kolín 2010 - 4.volume

One day presentation company of Kolín - small and middle company

08/05/10 -> 16/05/10
Participation in the 44th Hellenic Trade Fair of Lamia | Greece

Participation in the 44th Hellenic Trade Fair of Lamia

Participation in the 44th Panhellenic Exhibition Lamia. Provision of information to the visitors for Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas Network, its activities and the services provided to the enterprises. Distribution of printed material.

10/05/10
EU funding programmes for energy projects | Germany

EU funding programmes for energy projects

The event gives an overview over the most important funding programmes for energy projects on EU level - the 7th Framework Programme and Intelligent Energy Europe II. These funding programmes support energy projects during every stage - from research , development through demonstration to the market entry. Besides a description of the funding programmes and the 2010 calls in these programmes, the participants will get advice on how to write a competitive proposal for these funding programmes. Successful applicants in the mentioned funding programmes will present their projects and give an insight into their experiences. After the event there will be time for individual consultations on the project ideas of the participants.

10/05/10 -> 14/05/10
Marketing Finance and Management Clinics | Ireland

Marketing Finance and Management Clinics

One-to-one session with specialists by appointment

10/05/10
Women In Business Seminar | Ireland

Women In Business Seminar

A networking event for women in business in Laois and Offaly

10/05/10
Enterprises Marketing Seminar | Ireland

Enterprises Marketing Seminar

Marketing training for entrepreneurs

10/05/10
“CIP Eco-innovation European Info Day” | Albania

“CIP Eco-innovation European Info Day”

Information to companies and Business Support Organizations regarding the new call of EC in the framework of CIP-EIP programme, Eco - Innovation.

10/05/10 -> 11/05/10
From policy principles to policy action: South East European region's response to the the European Small Business Act's recommendations for lifelong entrepreneurial learning | Croatia

From policy principles to policy action: South East European region's response to the the European Small Business Act's recommendations for lifelong entrepreneurial learning

A regional conference on strategic development of entrepreneurial learning as a key competence with specific focus on ISCED 2 and ISCED 5,6 level of the education. The conference will also focus on developments of systematic TNA on national and regional level.

10/05/10 -> 11/05/10
European Business Competence License (EBC*L) – level A | Croatia

European Business Competence License (EBC*L) – level A

This educational seminar is organized with the main aim to prepare and educate the entrepreneurs for the EU market.Successful candidates will get the certificate, issued by the International Centre of the EBC*L and the Council Business Competence for Europe The courses preparing the candidates for the EBC*L examination are conducted by local training institutions. All of them are accredited partners of the Representation Office in the particular country and fulfil the fixed quality standards. The preparation courses per level comprise 40 to 60 hours.

10/05/10
Seminar "Building on the future" | Luxembourg

Seminar "Building on the future"

In December 2009, the European Parliament and member states of the EU have reached an agreement on the Directive on energy efficiency in buildings. It provides, that by 2020, all new constructions in the EU meet the new standard "Near zero energy". Even for the renovation of existing buildings, stricter standards will be applied. To prepare for this quantum leap in energy efficiency in buildings in Luxembourg, the Chamber of Crafts, the "Institut de formation sectoriel du bâtiment", the "Ordre des architectes du Luxembourg" and the "Chambre Immobilière du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg" invite you to the seminar "Building on the future".

10/05/10
Start as a part-time entrepreneur | The Netherlands

Start as a part-time entrepreneur

Seminar concerning how to start as a part-time entrepreneur. Where do you have pay attention to if you want to start a business in part-time?

10/05/10
Show Casing CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging | Luxembourg

Show Casing CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging

The new European regulation CLP on the classification, labelling and packaging of dangerous substances and mixtures entered into force on 20 January 2009. This new system will gradually replace the existing classification and labeling. For substances, CLP will be obligatory from December 2010, for mixture from June 2015. Companies that use dangerous substances and mixture will be more and more confronted with the new classification and labeling system during the upcoming months: new pictograms, new signal words, new hazard statements, etc. Therefore, it is important to make yourself familiar with the new system. The REACH , CLP Helpdesk, in cooperation with chamber of crafts (Chambre des Métiers), offers an information seminar on CLP.

10/05/10
Workshop : The new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region | Belgium

Workshop : The new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region

This workshop aims to inform SME’s managers on the new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region. The workshop focuses on the presentation of the machinery of the new soil management decree and how it will be put into practice.

10/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

10/05/10
Entrepreneur Project and Entrepreneurship: Success Cases | Portugal

Entrepreneur Project and Entrepreneurship: Success Cases

Conference presentation of the Entrepreneur Project - for Entrepreneurship project - for students and ex-students of the Grupo Losófona. Presentation of success stories - companies supported by the Entrepreneur Project.

10/05/10
1^ Regional Economy Info Day | Italy

1^ Regional Economy Info Day

A journey in the more representative numbers of the regional economy to deepen regional economic strategies through a comparison of local institutions, academics, experts and entrepreneurs. The event takes part of the "8^ National Economic Info Day "

10/05/10
Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness | Belgium

Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness

On May 2010, the second phase of the BEE is coming into force and is going to create a new series of important changes related to the allocation of quite new licence of town planning. What will be its impacts on future buildings and companies renovations? Which advantages will they be able to take from it? The BEE will allow future buildings and installations to decrease their energy consumption of more than 1,3rd compared to current standards. In this context, we also consider the benefits that an energetic audit might bring.

10/05/10 -> 16/05/10
Targ Virtual "Food Market" | Romania

Targ Virtual "Food Market"

Portalul de solutii si servicii pentru IMM-uri, www.immromania.ro, lanseaza Targul Virtual "Food Market". Acesta se va desfasura in perioada 10-16 mai 2010 si reuneste companiile care activeaza in domeniul industriei alimentare, oferind astfel posibilitatea vizitatorilor sa poata analiza, compara si selecta cat mai usor ofertele celor mai importanti furnizori de pe piata, producatori si distribuitori de alimente si utilaje. Targul Virtual este un concept nou pe piata romaneasca, inovativ si foarte util atat pentru expozanti cat si pentru vizitatori. Evenimentul se desfasoara in cadrul portalului immromania.ro, fiind usor accesibil si o extraordinara oportunitate de promovare pentru dumneavoastra. Prezenta ca expozant la acest eveniment va deschide noi perspective de afaceri companiei dvs. prin: - stabilirea de noi contacte de afaceri; - exploatarea oportunitatilor online; - promovarea imaginii si a ofertelor companiei dvs.; - explorarea si patrunderea pe

10/05/10
Basel 2 and Major problems in International accounting | Turkey

Basel 2 and Major problems in International accounting

In this seminar, we aim to educate our members in terms of major challenges in the standards of the international accountings and Basel 2

11/05/10
SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained! | Hungary

SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained!

The speakers will present all the different types of access to finance and support funds which are available for the Hungarian micro and small enterprises.

11/05/10
Workshops of the Entrepreneurship Service (ES) at the University and the University of Applied Sciences of Osnabrueck | Germany

Workshops of the Entrepreneurship Service (ES) at the University and the University of Applied Sciences of Osnabrueck

The ES of the Onsabrück Universities is ensuring continuing education through regular workshops in which essential subjects such as developing ideas, marketing, taxes and financing are communicated. The workshop on the 11.05. will deal with the identification of target groups, customer benefit's and a solid positioning of the product.

11/05/10 -> 12/05/10
PEAK | Germany

PEAK

Als Branchentreff für Führungskräfte aus Kooperationen, Franchisesystemen und deren Mitgliedsunternehmen bietet die Veranstaltung eine Plattform für die Vorstellung herausragender Geschäftsmodelle, Marktauftritte und Zukunftsstrategien im marktzugewandten Bereich. Themen wie Mitgliederkommunikation, Marken- und Betriebstypen sowie Marketingkonzeptionen werden im Rahmen von Vorträgen und Praxis-Workshops behandelt.

11/05/10
Social Networking and your Business | Ireland

Social Networking and your Business

An introduction to social networking for enterprise

11/05/10
5 Key Skills to Sales Success | Ireland

5 Key Skills to Sales Success

Training entrepreneurs to attain success in selling

11/05/10
Updating Your Business Plan | Ireland

Updating Your Business Plan

Assisting entrepreneurs to update their business plans

11/05/10
Innovation Workshop - Innovation Networks | United Kingdom

Innovation Workshop - Innovation Networks

The Enterprise Europe Network North West team will be holding a series of workshops that are designed to give SMEs guidance on various aspects of innovation. The first workshop in the series of three; Innovation Networks will cover the following subjects: Access to support and opportunities, Collaborative Research and Local Innovation Networks. To reserve your place, please contact Linda Mulvey: 0161 875 2325.

11/05/10
CIP-EIP programme in place in Albania | Albania

CIP-EIP programme in place in Albania

To Inform the business communiy, Chamber of Commerce, Regional Business Agencies, Local government, etc. for the CIP and EIP programme and for the new call for eco innovation.

11/05/10
Start your own business | The Netherlands

Start your own business

Seminar concerning starting an own company, for everyone who orients itself on the independent entrepreneurship.

11/05/10
Credit Management | The Netherlands

Credit Management

Every entrepreneur meets defaulters. Certainly in times of economic crisis. You can get yourself into problems if ,because of them , you can no longer pay your accounts. During this seminar you get practical recommendations for arranging your credit management.

11/05/10
Measures to support SMEs and Employment Promotion | Portugal

Measures to support SMEs and Employment Promotion

Seminar for the dissemination of measures to support micro, small and medium enterprises, especially those aimed at promoting employment.

11/05/10 -> 12/05/10
SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory | Austria

SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory

Grant advisory for small and medium enterprises by Bank Austria and state and government funding organisations. Advisory service is also offered by the Chambers of Commerce, austria wirtschaftsservice, Arbeitsmarktservice, Österreichischer Exportfonds, Kreditschutzverband1870, UniCredit Leasing (Austria) and others. If entrepreneurs wish to make an appointment for an individual counseling they are kindly invited to use the online-diary http:,,kmu-info-tag.bankaustria.at

11/05/10
How to create a successfull business in 50 minutes! | Portugal

How to create a successfull business in 50 minutes!

Orientation class aimed to guie entrepreneurs to test the feasibility of their business ideas, applying the methodology developed by the authors.

11/05/10
Creative Minds, Creative Moments | Portugal

Creative Minds, Creative Moments

To apply techniques for the development of creativity as an essential tool for innovation and entrepreneurship.

11/05/10 -> 12/05/10
Self employment promotion and recognition of the local enterprising spirit. | Spain

Self employment promotion and recognition of the local enterprising spirit.

The council of Laredo organizes two conferences in order to celebrate the European SME Week 2010. The main subject of these conferences is to recognize the importance of the local enterprising agents, and to offer information about help programs, grants and loans for the entrepreneurs in Cantabria. That event is organised by the Council of Laredo, trought its Department of Employment, Economic Development and Trade, with the colaboration of the Dirección General de Asuntos Europes y Dirección General de la Mujer of the Gouvernement of Cantabria, Banco Santander and Asociciación de Jóvenes Empresarios.

11/05/10
Conference "Sustainable construction: how to develop renewable energies" | Luxembourg

Conference "Sustainable construction: how to develop renewable energies"

This conference aims to present new concepts of construction to the companies but also to inform them about legislation and innovation in the field of sustainable construction.

11/05/10
19th International Expert Meeting | Slovenia

19th International Expert Meeting

Conference: Power engineering

11/05/10
SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs | Austria

SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs

Content: the various European bottom-up-R,D-Programmes and Initiatives for SME

11/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

11/05/10
Business in East-Germany | The Netherlands

Business in East-Germany

This seminar gives an impression of the East-German Businessmarket and explains the specific traditions.

11/05/10
Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies". | Czech Republic

Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies".

Seminars are focused on the most common problems encountered with the grant recipients from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation face. Attention is devoted to a summary of the most common errors in administration of projects, the rules for holding tenders and appurtenances, which have to include a request for payment. Speakers are Director of SF implementation and coordination of the Department SF, managers and program officers Structural Funds Division.

11/05/10
The Business- Scientific Club | Croatia

The Business- Scientific Club

Business Innovation Centre „BICRO“, University of Zagreb and the Croatian Chamber of Economy are the organizers of „The Business - Scientific Club“ The Club was established in order to improve business links between the representatives of scientific community and the economy and to encourage production and export of new products based on domestic R,D. Exchanging of views and good practices between business and scientific community regarding the situation of shipbuilding industry and new technology in shipbuilding are the topics of this next event.

11/05/10 -> 13/05/10
Doors Open Days for Young People of Marijampolė to be held at Marijampolė branch of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts. | Lithuania

Doors Open Days for Young People of Marijampolė to be held at Marijampolė branch of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts.

The event consists of two days seminar sessions for young people in Marijampolė municipality. Seminar topics: 1) Entrepreneurship 2) Image: strategies and instruments. Target group are young people aged 16 - 29 in Marijampolė municipality.

11/05/10
Baltic IP project introduction | Lithuania

Baltic IP project introduction

Introduction to the Baltic IP project which is being developed to foster commercialization of intellectual property from Baltic universities and research institutes. The Project has been initiated by a Scottish company Cormack Consultancy Baltic Ltd. in cooperation with Latvian NGO Knowledge and Innovation society and Science and Technology Park “Technopolis”. Project aims to: • Gather information on competencies (research areas) and IP from all Baltic universities and research institutes who are or want to be active in commercialization of developed IP; • Market the gathered information to international companies and others in the commercialization field and to promote Baltic IP in the global marketplace in order to foster commercialization activities in Baltic universities and research institutes. To introduce with this project and give you a glimpse on commercialization issues in USA and Canada, we invite you to attend our seminar on May 11th, 12:00 in Technopolis Sci

11/05/10
Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness | Belgium

Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness

On May 2010, the second phase of the BEE is coming into force and is going to create a new series of important changes related to the allocation of quite new licence of town planning. What will be its impacts on future buildings and companies renovations? Which advantages will they be able to take from it? The BEE will allow future buildings and installations to decrease their energy consumption of more than 1,3rd compared to current standards. In this context, we also consider the benefits that an energetic audit might bring

11/05/10
The Industrial Property Day at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - "KIT A1 - Industrial Property: Technological Rights" and "KIT B3 - Biotechnology Patents" | Portugal

The Industrial Property Day at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - "KIT A1 - Industrial Property: Technological Rights" and "KIT B3 - Biotechnology Patents"

The KIT A1 is a training program which understands the main concepts of industrial property and the procedures for a national and internacional patent registration. KIT B3 is a training program which explains the main characteristics of biotechnology patents.

11/05/10
Awarding ceremony for the National Business Plan Competition for High Schools | FYROM

Awarding ceremony for the National Business Plan Competition for High Schools

Awards will be presented to the winners of the National Business Plan Competition for High Schools organized by the National Centre for Development of Innovations and Entrepreneurial Learning in cooperation with the Business Start-up Centre at the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and the Bureau for development of the education. In total, more than 30 high school teams across Macedonia will take part in the competition.

11/05/10
Awarding ceremony for the Innovative Business plan Competition | FYROM

Awarding ceremony for the Innovative Business plan Competition

Awards will be presented to the winners of the Innovative Business plan Competition organized by the National Centre for Development of Innovations and Entrepreneurial Learning in cooperation with the IT company Seavus. More than 70 young, potential entrepreneurs are expected to take part in the competition and compete for the prize fund of 21.000 Euros.

11/05/10
Opening ceremony of the “European Day of the Entrepreneur” | FYROM

Opening ceremony of the “European Day of the Entrepreneur”

Opening ceremony of the “European Day of the Entrepreneur” Speakers: Vasko Naumovski, Vice president of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia Fatmir Besimi, Minister of economy Koce Trajanovski, Mayor of City of Skopje H.E. Erwan Fouéré, Ambassador, Special Representative and Head of the Delegation of the European Union Dr. Günther Ofner, President of EBA Shefki Idrizi, RENOVA, Entrepreneur - Macedonian representative in the brochure “Brochure with portraits of entrepreneurs”, prepared by the European Commission for the European SME week.

12/05/10
EFEKTIVNÍ MARKETING | Czech Republic

EFEKTIVNÍ MARKETING čeština (cs)

Stručný obsah semináře Efektivní marketing: - funkce marketingu, marketing jako strategický nástroj řízení - základy marketingu podle Kotlera - marketingová strategie a marketingový plán - jak se odlišit od konkurence - nové formy marktetingu (guerilový marketing, intuitivní marketing, buzz marketing, síťový marketing, zážitkový marketing) - nové náboženství – konzumismus, chrámy konzumu - psychologie reklamy - přehlcenost světa reklamou - jaké reklamy jsou úspěšné – rozbor úspěšných reklam - jak zaujmout zákazníky, nové formy reklamy - kreativní reklama, trénink tvorby reklamy

12/05/10
Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research | Germany

Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research

Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research

12/05/10
Information on financing products of the KfW-Bankengruppe and other financial development products | Germany

Information on financing products of the KfW-Bankengruppe and other financial development products

KfW-Bankengruppe and regional development banks inform about financing products for business start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

12/05/10
Grow-Grow-Grow address by Pierce Flannery | Ireland

Grow-Grow-Grow address by Pierce Flannery

Advice to entrepreneurs on growing their business

12/05/10
10 Steps to Starting Your Business | Ireland

10 Steps to Starting Your Business

introduction to starting a business

12/05/10
Innovation Workshop - Innovation Networks | United Kingdom

Innovation Workshop - Innovation Networks

The Enterprise Europe Network North West team will be holding a series of workshops that are designed to give SMEs guidance on various aspects of innovation. The first workshop in the series of three; Innovation Networks will cover the following subjects: Access to support and opportunities, Collaborative Research and Local Innovation Networks. To reserve your place, please contact Linda Mulvey: 0161 875 2325.

12/05/10
The Northern Ireland Assembly's Enterprise, Trade , Investment (ETI) Committee Balmoral Show 2010 Breakfast | United Kingdom

The Northern Ireland Assembly's Enterprise, Trade , Investment (ETI) Committee Balmoral Show 2010 Breakfast

The ETI Committee has agreed to host an event specifically tailored to the agriculture,agri-food SMEs in NI. As the economy is one of the biggest priorities for the ETI Committee and given the fact that agriculture is a huge part of Norther Ireland’s economy, the Committee felt an event to engage with this particular sector would be beneficial. For the purposes of this event, a list of stand holders at the Balmoral Show will be used for an invitee list

12/05/10
CIP-EIP programme in place in Albania | Albania

CIP-EIP programme in place in Albania

To Inform the business communiy, Chamber of Commerce, Regional Business Agencies, Local government, etc. for the CIP and EIP programme and for the new call for eco innovation.

12/05/10
Conference - Female entrepreneurship strategy | Croatia

Conference - Female entrepreneurship strategy

Conference is asigned to current and potential female enterpreneurs. Main speaker will be Mrs Tihana Kraljić, Head of SME Department within MInistry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship. Main subject of discussion on conference will be female entrepreneurship strategy in Croatia.

12/05/10 -> 13/05/10
1st ENTERPRISE EDUCATION UNCONFERENCE. COPIE2. Community of practice on inclusive entrepreneurship | Spain

1st ENTERPRISE EDUCATION UNCONFERENCE. COPIE2. Community of practice on inclusive entrepreneurship

The Community of Practice of Inclusive Entrepreneurship (COPIE) is one of the learning networks of ESF Managing Authorities and Implementing Bodies created to improve training and employment policies in Europe during the programming period 2007-2013. Its overall objective is to develop a comprehensive set of policies, interventions and support structures for business creation that meet the needs of disadvantaged groups. COPIE partners share a common concern to widen entrepreneurship and make support systems work better across diverse populations. Inclusive entrepreneurship is more than starting an individual business, because it can be applied to self-employment, to starting or developing micro or small enterprises and to social enterprise using business-based approaches driven by a social mission. Indeed the personal qualities required for entrepreneurship are essential for success in the knowledge economy. The role of education, especially in the early stages, in creating

12/05/10
“YOUNG ENTRPRISE AND UNIVERSITY” | Italy

“YOUNG ENTRPRISE AND UNIVERSITY”

The event has the objective to strengthen the motivations and the entrepreneurial spirit of the young universities students of any faculty, towards the self employment and the entrepreneurship, and to enhance the commitment of the Universities in promoting the training of the entrepreneurial spirit within the teaching programs, by presenting the policies and the opportunities for young students who aim to start up an entrepreneurial activity. The event, during its 3 hours of duration, will see the participation of the Università del Molise, and of the entrepreneurial Associations partner of the project “Giovane Impresa”: Academy Avignon of craft and SME, National Confederation of Craft and SME (CAN) Confindustria. The imitative will also be attended by institutional representatives, of the Chamber of Commerce and of the EEN Network. During the event, which will be transmitted by WebTV, will be presented the project “Giovane Impresa” supported by the Dipartimento dell

12/05/10
Advantages of CEFTA agreement and application of Diagonal cumulation of origin rule in international trade | Serbia

Advantages of CEFTA agreement and application of Diagonal cumulation of origin rule in international trade

Signing of SAA and beginning of the full implementation of the Interim Agreement between Serbia and the EU enabled Serbia to apply rule on diagonal cumulation of origin for embedded materials made in EU and in CEFTA region. It is expected that this will be soon spread on Turkey and EFTA countries as well, having in mind signed free trade agreements. In order to inform, prepare and educate representatives of companies and chamber staff on diagonal cumulation of origin rule and direct benefit from full implementation of Interim Agreement between Serbia and EU, Serbian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Regional Chamber of Commerce of Subotica and Serbian Customs Administration will organize seminar with following topics: 1. Cooperation in the Region and implementation of CEFTA Agreement 2. Stabilization and Association Agreement and Interim Agreement between Serbia and EU 3. Diagonal cumulation of origin rule in international trade

12/05/10
presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field | Austria

presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field

In elementary schools, at the disabled person's home and on the soccer field, the 4 independent butcher shops "Pfennigbauer" distribute the "Pfennigbauers-Jausensackerl" free of charge. A delicious snack with sausage bun, sugarfree drink and an apple from the region. We also would like to explain to the children and youngsters in this 2nd KMU week of the European Union, how important it is, that the raw materials come from the region and are handmade by professionals.

12/05/10
19th International Expert Meeting | Slovenia

19th International Expert Meeting

Conference: Power engineering

12/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

12/05/10
TRAINING FOR SME'S | Turkey

TRAINING FOR SME'S

INTERNATIONAL SALE and MARKETING STRATEGIES TRAINING in the scope of ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK Project

12/05/10
Financing SMEs for Advanced Technology R,D Projects in Turkey | Turkey

Financing SMEs for Advanced Technology R,D Projects in Turkey

This workshop is organized with the participants from Universities, public organizations, SMEs operating in priority sectors of Turkey. The aim of the workshop is assessing high value-addes R,D capabilities of SMEs.

12/05/10
Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies". | Czech Republic

Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies".

Seminars are focused on the most common problems encountered with the grant recipients from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation face. Attention is devoted to a summary of the most common errors in administration of projects, the rules for holding tenders and appurtenances, which have to include a request for payment. Speakers are Director of SF implementation and coordination of the Department SF, managers and program officers Structural Funds Division.

12/05/10
Meeting for the presentation of: " ICT for innovation Manifesto" | Italy

Meeting for the presentation of: " ICT for innovation Manifesto"

Aims: - Raise the interest of national and European institution on the need for boosting the usage of ICT and diffusion of the "culture of innovation" in order to overcome the digital divide. It's basic the involvement of micro and small enterprises, threatened, in the single market, by their own delay in usage and updating on new technologies - Organising the start up of an institutional strategic group, including representatives of the concerned Ministries and Departments, to support the diffusion of the usage of new technologies, aimed at developing the national economy

12/05/10
Seminar: How to create marketing plan. | Croatia

Seminar: How to create marketing plan.

Presentation of instruments and tools for creating marketing plan, types of marketing plan: short, simple and effective.

12/05/10
Training session " Boosting international business for entrepreneurs. The Enterprise Europe Network Tools" | Spain

Training session " Boosting international business for entrepreneurs. The Enterprise Europe Network Tools"

Training activity for entrepreneurs and newly created business focused on preparation and development strategies for creating international business, including Enterprise Europe Network Tools.

12/05/10
Commercialization of Research and Development | FYROM

Commercialization of Research and Development

Introduction - “From scientist to entrepreneur”, PhD. Radmil Polenakovik, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering “Science in function of sustainable economic development”, Academic Jordan Pop Jordanov, MANU “Commercialization of Research and Development- Best Austrian practices”, Mrs. Sara Alkan, Austin Pock and Partners, Austria “Transformation of university programmes according to the demand of the economy”, Mr. Adi Kovacevic, WUS Austria “USA experiences- from innovation to business”, Mr. Clyde Musgrave, USAID competitiveness expert. Debate: Macedonian experiences with commercialization of Research and Development (representatives of Macedonian companies) Questions and discussion

13/05/10
SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained! | Hungary

SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained!

The speakers will present all the different types of access to finance and support funds which are available for the Hungarian micro and small enterprises.

13/05/10
V Investment forum madri + d | Spain

V Investment forum madri + d

Investment Forum where technology-based entrepreneurs in the region of Madrid will present their projects to an audience of private investors and financial institutions that invest in projects

13/05/10
Create Your Roadmap to Success | Ireland

Create Your Roadmap to Success

Training seminar with Mary Larkin

13/05/10
5 ways to make an immediate and enduring difference! | Ireland

5 ways to make an immediate and enduring difference!

Address by Paraic O Maille

13/05/10
Business Ideas Generation | Ireland

Business Ideas Generation

Assisting entrepreneurs to develop a business idea

13/05/10 -> 14/05/10
Innovation of Entrepreneurial Systems | Slovakia

Innovation of Entrepreneurial Systems

Innovation of entrepreneurial system, its principle and structure enables a strong differentiation from the competitors and brings the customers a unique, larger value. What is the entrepreneurial system of company? What is the entrepreneurial system of sector? What is the structure, behaviour and performance. Types of entrepreneurial systems: brand new, principally different, quantitative, T-model, B2B, virtual mode. How to innovate entrepeneurial system with the goal to achieve a leap growth of value for client and company.

13/05/10
Innovation for SMEs, European Union Supports for Innovation | Turkey

Innovation for SMEs, European Union Supports for Innovation

The seminar is realized as a part of the "Muğla Increasing Efficiency Project". The aim of the seminar is to inform participants about available Innovation supports in Euroropean Union and thus increase the innovation capacity of the firms. Best practices about Innovation will be also presented during the event.

13/05/10
The Bath Coffee Festival Business Breakfast "Can your business benefit from Twitter?" | United Kingdom

The Bath Coffee Festival Business Breakfast "Can your business benefit from Twitter?"

Would you like to discover how your business can benefit from Twitter? Speaker Andy Poulton will provide businesses with an understanding as to what Twitter is, how it works and how you can get started. He will also use case studies to show how some companies are making good use of Twitter. Twitter has grown from 3 million users at the start of 2009 to over 60 million by the end of the year. So come on, let’s get ‘Tweeting’! Please note that this event starts at 07:30. To book a place please email events@businesslinksw.co.uk or ring 0845 0707 747.

13/05/10
Business Finance Options - the choices simplified | United Kingdom

Business Finance Options - the choices simplified

Want your business to survive and thrive but don't know how you are going to finance it? Then attend this free of charge information seminar, delivered by Business Link's Financial Advisory Team. This seminar will address the building blocks of business finance, help you unravel the jargon and understand some basic concepts. Discover the different types of finance that may be effective, including working capital (overdrafts , invoice finance), equity funding and regional finance support schemes. By the end of the seminar you will walk away with a greater knowledge of what lenders are looking for when it comes to agreeing finance, plus a far wider knowledge of the many options available. There will also be a free opportunity for you to have a one to one impartial advice session with a Business Adviser. This will enable you to make better informed decisions about your own business needs and its future growth. Please note that the event is 10:15 - 14:00 To book a place

13/05/10
Montenegro on the road to the EU | Montenegro

Montenegro on the road to the EU

High level Conference on the latest developments in Montenegrin accession to the EU

13/05/10
Innovation Day | Spain

Innovation Day

The Innovation Day is one meeting point, and a forum in which the entrepeneurships and SMEs will be able to exchange experiences, and ideas and recieve information about different business matters . At the same time, the companies will receive personal advicement about financing and innovation.

13/05/10
19th International Expert Meeting | Slovenia

19th International Expert Meeting

Conference: Power engineering

13/05/10
Workshop FairTraining | Estonia

Workshop FairTraining

Workshop is for enerprises who attend fairs. Subjects are: - strategy - preparation - communication Participation fee is 300 Estonian kroons.

13/05/10
IPARD measures - possibilities of investments' co-financing for agricultural activities | Croatia

IPARD measures - possibilities of investments' co-financing for agricultural activities

General information on IPARD programme. More detailed information on measures 101 and 103 - investment possibilities per agricultural sector, conditions, eligible costs. Announcement of Measure 302. Call for proposals documentation. How to manage an accepted project. Successful examples.

13/05/10
Basic selling concepts | Spain

Basic selling concepts

How to learn your own business and earn money doing so

13/05/10
If business may be "good" and if small and medium-sized business may be responsible? | Poland

If business may be "good" and if small and medium-sized business may be responsible?

The conference is titled “If business may be “good”, if small and medium-sized business may be responsible? “ and is addressed to small and medium sized entrepreneurs. That would be one-day conference that includes panel discussion and will take place on Thursday 13 May 2010 at Intecontinental Hotel in Warsaw (from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM). Conference Patrons of are: Polish Chamber of Commerce, Warsaw Stock Exchange and Responsible Business Forum. Some of the moderators includes leading in Poland psychologist of business Jacek Santorski from VALUES – Groups of Advisory Firm run by Dominika Kulczyk-Lubomirska and Jacek Santorski.

13/05/10
Elevator Pitch Competition | Hungary

Elevator Pitch Competition

Elevator Pitch Competition

13/05/10
DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH KOREA And LESSONS For TURKIYE | Turkey

DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH KOREA And LESSONS For TURKIYE

The event will be about South Korea "SouthEast Asia Miracles". Stable and high development in SouthEast Asia started as a result of he policies started at 1960s. Since that date, resources, actors of these development has been discussed. "Development of South Korea , Lessons for Turkiye" presents 2 different approaches. First approach which reflects the view of World Bank, says that, this development is because of 1993 the healty relationship between export-based growth model, "efficient allocation" , "productivity growth" although there existed state intervention in different sectors. Rodrik's article "Determining the correct response: How South Korea and Taiwan grew rich?" represents the second view, government intervention has been used to encourage investment. And according to Rodrik’, export increase has caused to obtain intermediate and capital goods required for investment. These two views reflect cause-effect relations

13/05/10
SME WEEK ACTIVITY | Turkey

SME WEEK ACTIVITY

A whole day meetings about the SME Week will be held in Kocaeli. The topics will be about business strategy, business support, finance, growth and internationalization. Target audience will be entrepreneurs.

14/05/10
Enterprise Bus | Ireland

Enterprise Bus

Visit the mobile enterprise advice centre on the enterprise bus

14/05/10
CIP-EIP programme in place in Albania | Albania

CIP-EIP programme in place in Albania

To Inform the business communiy, Chamber of Commerce, Regional Business Agencies, Local government, etc. for the CIP and EIP programme and for the new call for eco innovation.

14/05/10 -> 18/05/10
SME WEEK 2010 | France

SME WEEK 2010

Pragmatic approach enabling SMEs and Young entrepreneurs access information regarding Europe and its specific programs. Wether it focuses on food and beverage sector, art and craft, services or opportunities of partnerships with european clusters, all workshops will highlight the best pratices and tools when exporting to Europe. The seminaries dedicated to innovation, alternatives to classic european funds and programs towards young entrepreneurship will target a large public acting in regional and european economic growth.

14/05/10
III Days of Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Renewable Energy Sector | Poland

III Days of Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Renewable Energy Sector

During the event EEN will be presented and all services for SME available within Business and Innovation Support for North - East Poland project. Following subjects and matters will be presented: technology offers form the EEN datebase, national solutions in IT industry, available possibilities to finance innovations for SME - where and how to apply?

14/05/10
About the business with evening time | Poland

About the business with evening time

Local Labor Office in Nysa is organising SME WEEK for the second time. This year SME WEEK will be held in two parts. The first part (11.00 - 15.00) is a competition for the business plan for pupils of secondary schools. Special guest will be a Second Minister of the Work and the Social Policy - Ms Czesława Ostrowska. There will be precious awards for the best teams. The second part (18-20) will be dedicated to running a business. Institutions offering the help in the business will be presenting their services and the possibility of using funds for the development of small and medium enterprises.

14/05/10
Efficiency - Total Quality Management Seminars | Turkey

Efficiency - Total Quality Management Seminars

The seminar is realized as a part of the "Muğla Increasing Efficiency Project". The basis of TQM is to reduce the errors produced during the manufacturing or service process, increase customer satisfaction, streamline supply chain management, aim for modernization of equipment and ensure workers have the highest level of training. Therefore, the seminar is for people who wants to reduce costs, eliminate recurring mistakes, increase profit, implement a documented quality assurance program. The main focus will be on efficiency improvement techniques and approaches. There will be two editions of the "Effciciency - Total Quality Management Seminars".

14/05/10
Simplification of Customs Procedures | Croatia

Simplification of Customs Procedures

Event is organized by the Croatian Chamber of Economy County Chamber Čakovec together with Ministry of finance, Customs Administration with the aim to present to the exporters,importers simplification of Customs Procedures with emphasis on getting "preferred exporter,importer status".

14/05/10
Financing SMEs for Advanced Technology R,D Projects in Turkey | Turkey

Financing SMEs for Advanced Technology R,D Projects in Turkey

This workshop is organized with the participants from Universities, public organizations, SMEs operating in priority sectors of Turkey. The aim of the workshop is assessing high value-addes R,D capabilities of SMEs.

14/05/10
Shape you future - JADE Italia Meeting 2010 | Italy

Shape you future - JADE Italia Meeting 2010

Round Table about some managerial engineers' working experience, to understand how their experience in a a junior enterprise helped them.

14/05/10
4. Vállalkozónői Kerekasztal - Vevőszerzés és értékesítés | Hungary

4. Vállalkozónői Kerekasztal - Vevőszerzés és értékesítés

Akár tetszik, akár nem: a vállalkozásod csak egy darabig tud megélni a kapcsolatokból és a referenciákból. Ha szeretnéd a kezedbe venni a sorsod és a bevételeid alakulását, előbb-utóbb bizony el kell adnod - ez másként nem megy. A vevőszerzési és az értékesítési módszerekről szól a Vállalkozónői Kerekasztal májusi találkozója.

14/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

15/05/10
StartUP Open Source | Bulgaria

StartUP Open Source

Conference on technology entrepreneurship in Open Source.

15/05/10 -> 16/05/10
Money Language | Hungary

Money Language

Money talks- Do you speak Money Language? Anyone can learn it. Everyone use it,but only a few knows the rules. It is a unique language course teaching how to manage our everyday finances. Only our beliefes, our thoughts our communication will limit our financial success in life.We can’t reach more, what our language allows us. We are not always fully aware of our belief system, our emotions towards money. If we change one of them, the other will change as well. Money language could be learnt.

15/05/10 -> 16/05/10
"SME Factory" | Croatia

"SME Factory"

„SME Factory“ is production facility of VG Poduzetnicki centar which provides ideas, tips, suggestions, information, transfer knowledge and good practices to existing and startup SMEs entrepreneurs. The effects that occur from it are increased number of entrepreneurs, new employment, strengthen competitiveness, increased efficiency and many others. "SME Factory" will be held on 15 and 16 May 2010 as part of Spring fair in Velika Gorica. During visit to the "SME Factory", VG Poduzetnicki centar will provide help, advice, suggestions and will give support to startup SMEs on their entrance into the world of entrepreneurship. "SME Factory" will engage its product lines to raise the awareness of entrepreneurs about the importance of investment in lifelong learning, the tools, models and best practice in raising the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of business activities of beginners and those experienced one.

16/05/10
The Annual Event of the Center of Incubators for Technology Initiative. | Israel

The Annual Event of the Center of Incubators for Technology Initiative.

The event, organized by the Center of Incubators for Technology Initiative, will include 400 innovative incubator-stage companies in Israel from all sectors. The event will honor the most innovative incubator of 2009, and will include highlights of the activities of all of the SMEs involved in the iniitiative. Information will be available and promoted during the event regarding various support initiatives available for innovative SMEs. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Labor, Mr. Binyamin Ben-Eliezer ((Fouad) will be the keynote speaker at the event.

17/05/10 -> 18/05/10
Innovativeness- The Challenges of Economic Development | Slovenia

Innovativeness- The Challenges of Economic Development

Companies with absolute pitch for innovations in slovenian central region Support environment of Ljubljana urban region CCI ,Ljubljana Chamber of Commerce Regional development Agency of Ljubljana urban region Ljubljana Employment Office Trade enterprise zones and municipalities Technological park and incubators CCI Infocenter•; business opportunities Second international fair of innovations Best innovations of the year 2009 and the awards ceremony »UPP« Creative future enterprises new enterpreneurs introduce •Panorama of franchises Spirit of inventiveness in young people (Workshops for pupils) Open lab for young people in high schools Innovative student projects The European stage: •Round-tables discussions and workshops JAPTI •- international innovative nets SID •- financial funding of innovations European week of enterprise Innovations in services - round-table From idea to patent (workshops) Good workers - good investment (My work) Coffee-net bar with IPP specialists

17/05/10
How to start as a freelancer | The Netherlands

How to start as a freelancer

Seminar about how to start as a freelancer

17/05/10
Finances for starting entrepreneurs | The Netherlands

Finances for starting entrepreneurs

Seminar concerning company finances for starting entrepreneurs. Learn about the possibilities and advantages of a good financial plan.

17/05/10
How to set up a good company administration | The Netherlands

How to set up a good company administration

Seminar concerning setting up a company administration for starters. Which obligations do you have?

17/05/10
Laws and rules for foundations and associations | The Netherlands

Laws and rules for foundations and associations

Seminar concerning which laws and rules apply to the foundation and association.

17/05/10
SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory | Austria

SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory

Grant advisory for small and medium enterprises by Bank Austria and state and government funding organisations. Advisory service is also offered by the Chambers of Commerce, austria wirtschaftsservice, Arbeitsmarktservice, Österreichischer Exportfonds, Kreditschutzverband1870, UniCredit Leasing (Austria) and others. If entrepreneurs wish to make an appointment for an individual counseling they are kindly invited to use the online-diary http:,,kmu-info-tag.bankaustria.at

17/05/10
International trading Day | Spain

International trading Day

The International trading Day is one meeting point, and a forum in which the entrepeneurships and SMEs will be able to exchange experiences, and ideas and recieve information about the local, national and european resources that will help them in their export process . At the same time, the companies will receive personal advicement about financing and innovation of international activities.

17/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

17/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

17/05/10
How to grow your business with the FSB and CIM | United Kingdom

How to grow your business with the FSB and CIM

This event is to support Liverpool’s activities for the second European SME Week. The Federation of Small Businesses on Merseyside and the Chartered Institute of Marketing have joined forces with Mind Your Own Business to bring owners and managers of small businesses expert knowledge and insights to help their business grow. All by phone from the comfort of their office or sofa! Federation of Small Businesses Maggie O’Carroll, Train 2000, Centre for Women’s Enterprise , Employment, FSB Committee Liverpool , Knowsley Neil Dutton, Regional Coordinator Chartered Institute of Marketing Davide De Maestri, Chair CIM NW Diane Earles, Regional Director BBC Radio Merseyside Mick Ord, Managing Director Daily Post, LDP Business Club Bill Gleeson, Business Editor Liverpool Vision – speaker tbc Cost: Free or 1p per minute if call from BT Unlimited or other landlines Chair: Matt Wilson, CEO, Crosby Communications

17/05/10 -> 20/05/10
PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR SMEs | Turkey

PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR SMEs

A training about PCM is planned to support SMEs for participating FP7 programmes and CIP programmes. The topics of the training : "The cycle of operations, PCM and managing ‘Calls for Proposals’, PCM principles and the Logical Framework Approach and Key documents and responsibilities" and also there will be a practical session.

17/05/10 -> 14/06/10
Project MSK - Moravian-Silesian Region as the Synonym of Competitiveness | Czech Republic

Project MSK - Moravian-Silesian Region as the Synonym of Competitiveness

The project is focused on the extension of the further education offer of the enterpreneurs and the SME employees in the Moravian Silesian Region.

17/05/10
"ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD GIVE BACK TO THE SOCIETY" | Cyprus

"ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD GIVE BACK TO THE SOCIETY"

SIR STELIOS HADJIOANNOU -THE FOUNDER OF EASYGROUP- WILL SHARE HIS EXPERIENCES OF HIS SUCCESSFULL BUSINESS WITH REGARDS TO THE BENEFIT OF THE SOCIETY AS A WHOLE (CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) .

17/05/10
Communication Strategies for SMEs | Turkey

Communication Strategies for SMEs

In this seminar, we aim to develop better communication strategies for SMEs

18/05/10
SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained! | Hungary

SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained!

The speakers will present all the different types of access to finance and support funds which are available for the Hungarian micro and small enterprises.

18/05/10
Entrepreneur Day in Extremadura | Spain

Entrepreneur Day in Extremadura

A day to promote, disseminate and reward the entrepreneurial spirit in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura.

18/05/10
Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs | Ireland

Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs

Training day on presentation skills to improve communications and allay anxiety about speaking in public.

18/05/10
The Northern Ireland Assembly's Committee for Enterprise, Trade , Investment (ETI): Renewable Energy Sector SME Conference | United Kingdom

The Northern Ireland Assembly's Committee for Enterprise, Trade , Investment (ETI): Renewable Energy Sector SME Conference

The ETI Committee has agreed to host an event specifically tailored to renewable sector SMEs in Northern Ireland. As energy is one of the biggest priorities for the Committee and given the fact that NI's Department of Enterprise, Trade , Investment's Strategic Energy Framework relies heavily on renewable energy (specifically the target to have 40% renewable energy by the year 2020), the Committee felt an event to engage with this particular sector would be beneficial. For the purposes of this event, the term ‘renewable sector’ has been identified as organisations that are producing and,or developing renewable technologies in NI and use the renewable energy generated to sell to the electricity grid or other customers.

18/05/10
DAY OF ENTREPRENEUR IN LA RIOJA | Spain

DAY OF ENTREPRENEUR IN LA RIOJA

It’s a meeting in La Rioja where entrepreneurs and businessmen may share knowledge and experiences, both successful and failed, and participate in activities focus on enhancing the creation of enterprises, their consolidation and internationalisation, improving their level of competitivity and the use of new technologies, stimulating the creativity and the development of networks that favours the the business collaboration. There will be round tables, entrepreneur cinema, the Fair of entrepreneurs and a Delivery of Prizes.

18/05/10
How to make a good business plan | The Netherlands

How to make a good business plan

A seminar concerning the making of a good business plan. If you have a well-argued assessment of all the aspects of your business, you will not be caught unawares.

18/05/10
Doing business in Turkey | The Netherlands

Doing business in Turkey

Seminar about doing business in Turkey. What business chances does Turkey offer? What is the business culture like? And which regions are interesting for your company? This seminar informs entrepreneurs about different aspects when doing business in Turkey such as the Turkish tax system, cultural differences, financing, subsidies and the trade mission to Turkey which will take place in October this year.

18/05/10
Working customer friendly | The Netherlands

Working customer friendly

A seminar about how you can establish a optimal customer relationship.

18/05/10
Starting of an own company | The Netherlands

Starting of an own company

Seminar concerning starting an own company, for everyone who orients itself on the independent entrepreneurship.

18/05/10
Networking for starters | The Netherlands

Networking for starters

Seminar about networking for starters

18/05/10
Seminar | The Netherlands

Seminar

Seminar

18/05/10
Implementation of Business Ideas Using EU Funds | Croatia

Implementation of Business Ideas Using EU Funds

The seminar will present possibilities of business ideas and projects within the framework of EU Funds for Small and Medium Enterprises.

18/05/10
THE CSR AS A FACTOR FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND BALANCE. ALAVA´S SMEs AS ACTIVE AGENTS IN THE EUROPEAN PATH. | Spain

THE CSR AS A FACTOR FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND BALANCE. ALAVA´S SMEs AS ACTIVE AGENTS IN THE EUROPEAN PATH.

The Congress will lie in two phases. The first one, during the morning, conferences of a large group of experts that will talk about the environment of the SCR. The second, during the afternoon, in the shape of "WORLD CAFE" , an exchange of experience and knowledge among experts and representatives of SMEs that participate in the Congress.

18/05/10
Play at being an entrepreneur" to learn to be enterprising. | Spain

Play at being an entrepreneur" to learn to be enterprising.

The V edition of Day of the Entrepreneur of the Extremadura will host the regional headquarters of Degema Challenge (Challenge Simulated Business Management), an initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship among students. • This is a contest involving students from different groups of tanks and, with the help of their teachers, simulate the management of a company in a fictional setting. • Participants in this initiative for free, can access various scholarships and awards in addition to encouraging networking with companies interested in finding young talent.

18/05/10
Workshop : The new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region | Belgium

Workshop : The new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region

This workshop aims to inform SME’s managers on the new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region. The workshop focuses on the presentation of the machinery of the new soil management decree and how it will be put into practice.

18/05/10 -> 26/05/10
Companies open to youth - A window on the Small Business Act for Europe | Italy

Companies open to youth - A window on the Small Business Act for Europe

The contribution offered by the established partnership to the “European SME WEEK 2010” campaign will crown with two“Open Companies Days”, scheduled for the 25th and the 26th of May 2010 and addressed to groups of students of Secondary Schools of the province of Frosinone interested in getting in touch with the working environment of local SMES thanks to the opportunity to benefit from a guided tour within the companies involved in the initiative. The SMEs, selected by the promoters among those most representatives of the local entrepreneurial field, will be displaced in different areas of the provincial territory and will offer visitors a brief route of “education to entrepreneurship”, aiming at fostering young people’ ambitions towards a future career in the entrepreneurial sector. In this framework, a specific output expected to be produced by this experience, also thanks to the “passing the word” process, will be a future progressive involvement of youth in

18/05/10
The Denmark Tour 2010 | Denmark

The Denmark Tour 2010

Learn how e-business can support your business.

18/05/10
Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies". | Czech Republic

Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies".

Seminars are focused on the most common problems encountered with the grant recipients from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation face. Attention is devoted to a summary of the most common errors in administration of projects, the rules for holding tenders and appurtenances, which have to include a request for payment. Speakers are Director of SF implementation and coordination of the Department SF, managers and program officers Structural Funds Division.

18/05/10
Protect your great ideas | Denmark

Protect your great ideas

Seminar

18/05/10
Reach, Consortiums and Competition Law Which implication for enterprises (especially SME)? Which judicial remedies are available for enterprises? | Italy

Reach, Consortiums and Competition Law Which implication for enterprises (especially SME)? Which judicial remedies are available for enterprises?

Seminar on the implementation of Reach system, focousing in particular on consortium and competition law implication, with the aim to sort out solutions for possible disputes.

18/05/10
III SDR Business Networking | Spain

III SDR Business Networking

An evening networking among entrepreneurs and new entrepreneurs for consolidating their business network

18/05/10 -> 20/05/10
RIO INFO PORTUGAL | Portugal

RIO INFO PORTUGAL

Rio Info is the premier event dedicated to Information Technology (IT) in Rio de Janeiro and a principal of Brazil. Rio Info gathers businessmen, academics and professionals seeking new market opportunities and business. Besides being a forum for presenting new ideas and exchange experiences. Given their annual achievement, quality of programming and participants, the event has become a reference in the context of Information Technologies in Brazil. Experts and entrepreneurs have national and international seminars and workshops on the state of the art IT developments and considering their specific perspectives. Because of its success, the Rio Info has become a showcase for excellent exposure and recognition of institutional and commercial enterprise IT, focused on the presentation of technological innovations and the debate on the future of the industry. In the field of business, provide an ideal opportunity to exchange experiences and information. The establishment of partners

18/05/10 -> 20/05/10
Doors Open Days for Entrepreneurs in Marijampolė at Marijampolė branch of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts. | Lithuania

Doors Open Days for Entrepreneurs in Marijampolė at Marijampolė branch of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts.

The event consists of two consultation days targeted at companies in Marijampolė municiplity. Consultation days topics: 1) International busniess developement strategy and implementation: regional dimension; 2) Inovation in business: practical aspects”. Target group are companies in Marijampolė municipality.

18/05/10
financing opportunities for innovation | France

financing opportunities for innovation

information about public european and national financing for innovation

18/05/10
„Odnawialne źródła energii – efektywność energetyki wodnej dla branży WOD – KAN. Innowacyjne rozwiązania i trendy” | Poland

„Odnawialne źródła energii – efektywność energetyki wodnej dla branży WOD – KAN. Innowacyjne rozwiązania i trendy”

Ośrodek Enterprise Europe Network przy Toruńskiej Agencji Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. organizuje seminarium zatytułowane „Odnawialne źródła energii – efektywność energetyki wodnej dla branży WOD – KAN. Innowacyjne rozwiązania i trendy”. Seminarium odbędzie się 18 maja 2010 r. w Bydgoszczy. Podczas seminarium przedstawione będą nowatorskie rozwiązania techniczne i technologiczne oraz aktualna problematyka sektora wodno-kanalizacyjnego, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem efektywności energetyki wodnej.

18/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

18/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

18/05/10
Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness | France

Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness

On May 2010, the second phase of the BEE is coming into force and is going to create a new series of important changes related to the allocation of quite new licence of town planning. What will be its impacts on future buildings and companies renovations? Which advantages will they be able to take from it? The BEE will allow future buildings and installations to decrease their energy consumption of more than 1,3rd compared to current standards. In this context, we also consider the benefits that an energetic audit might bring.

18/05/10
The Intellectual Property Day at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - "KIT A8 International Patents" | Portugal

The Intellectual Property Day at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - "KIT A8 International Patents"

KIT A8 is a training program which identifies the main differences between the two international ways of patent application and explains the procedures related with the subject.

18/05/10
Combating youth unemployment | FYROM

Combating youth unemployment

Speakers: H.E. Erwan Fouéré, Ambassador, Special Representative and Head of the Delegation of the European Union Dr. Heinz Bongartz, Project Director and representative of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Macedonia Dr. Günther Ofner, President of EBA Mr. Nikola Todorov, Minister for education Mrs. Vahida Radzepagik, Director of the Agency for promotion of entrepreneurship in the Republic of Macedonia Mr. Sasho Dodovski, MKC - Bitola PhD. Radmil Polenakovik, Business start-up center, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Mr. Nebojsha Simik, Director of BSC Kragujevac

18/05/10
Innovation Club | Luxembourg

Innovation Club

Business club aiming at the exchange of experiences between chief of craft enterprises Main discussion topic: innovation diagnostic

18/05/10
To Create a family constitution for family owned enterprises | Turkey

To Create a family constitution for family owned enterprises

As many enterprises in Turkey are owned by families then it is essential to create a family constitution to cope with problem arising from this enviroment.

19/05/10
Brokerage Event during WOD-KAN Fair - International Fair of Machines and Facilities for Water-Supply and Sewage Systems | Poland

Brokerage Event during WOD-KAN Fair - International Fair of Machines and Facilities for Water-Supply and Sewage Systems

Enterprise Europe Network in Torun (Poland) is organising a Brokerage Event on the occasion of the WOD-KAN Fair in Bydgoszcz. The event is addressed to all interested in the field of machines and facilities for water-supply and sewage systems. The purpose of the Brokerage Event is to enhance opportunities for companies to explore and find commercial or technical cooperation. It is a golden opportunity to compare and assess the offered solutions, approach Polish market of water and sewage solutions and to meet and discuss with experts.

19/05/10 -> 21/05/10
First International South East Europe Automotive Suppliers Industry Trade Fair – SEE Auto Compo Net 2010 | Serbia

First International South East Europe Automotive Suppliers Industry Trade Fair – SEE Auto Compo Net 2010

SEE Auto Compo Net 2010 will be held on 1.600 square meters of exhibitor space in city trade fair ground and will be organized as three day trade fair, with following activities: round table discussions, presentations, supplier development programme, meet the buyers... As exhibitors are expected SEE automotive supplier industry, additional industry of machines and equipment, domestic and international organizations and institutions for support of automotive industry development, business associations, chambers of commerce and clusters. On the first fair day, the May 19th in partnership of Support to Enterprise Competitiveness and Export Promotion project- SECEP and Western Balkans Automotive and Supplier Industry Excellence Centre, will be organized meet the buyers- event of the day in the premises of the city fair ground.

19/05/10
Entrepreneurs Seminar | The Netherlands

Entrepreneurs Seminar

The Entrepreneurs Seminar is thé event for entrepreneurs in your area and is full of activities for entrepreneurs. You'll stay in a quality business network, are inspired by top entrepreneurs and motivated by the best management coaches in the Netherlands. You will receive tips and advice that you can instantly use to improve your business and book success now and in the future.

19/05/10
“Funding for the Transport Research in the 7th EU Framework Program” „Verkehrsforschungsförderung im 7. EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramm“ | Germany

“Funding for the Transport Research in the 7th EU Framework Program” „Verkehrsforschungsförderung im 7. EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramm“

The Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg organises in cooperation with the National Contact Point Transport – NKS and the Technical University of Berlin, the following information session: "Funding for the Transport Research in the 7th EU Research Framework Programme" The 7th Research Framework Program (7th FRP7) is the central EU support for international research and development projects. The event provides a comprehensive overview of the funding for projects in the transport sector of the 7th FRP and current proposals. At the same time the complementary national funding for research projects in transport area will be presented. Beyond this we offer you the opportunity to individual counseling sessions. Therefore the representatives of the National Contact Point Transport and Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg are available from 02:30 pm for potential applicants of the current round of calls for a roughly half-hour consultation bases on your

19/05/10
1st Media Speednetworking - Conquer boundaries, find new business partners! | Germany

1st Media Speednetworking - Conquer boundaries, find new business partners!

The event "1st Media Speednetworking - Conquer boundaries, find new business partners!" is set up by Mediencluster NRW GmbH and Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The event aims at bringing together esp. small and medium sized businesses from all media branches, thus uniting business knowledge, force and innovation especially in SMEs. Participants are invited to hop on a paternoster with someone from a different media branch, exchange needs, demands and challenges and if interested continue the talk after hopping off. Emphasis is laid on an interdisciplinary approach, so the participants need to think outside the box and broaden their thinking of target groups and cooperation partners. Before this part of the event there will be a one-hour session titled "Think Beyond" with two talk on new digital media business, esp. adressing the challenges of Web 2.0 and new generation of "digital natives", where SMEs have to do a lot of rearrangements i

19/05/10
Business Meets Research | Luxembourg

Business Meets Research

When companies meet public research in Luxembourg... - they discover innovative technologies and knowledge - they communicate on potential common projects - they initiate new cooperations ... and therefore become more competitive. Because this approach brings concrete results for companies and researchers, Luxinnovation invites you to the third edition of the "Business Meets Research" forum. This event will offer new perspectives in terms of: - technology offers applied in industries - success stories in public-private partnerships and projects financed at national and EU level. Free admission - mandatory registration on www.business-meets-research.lu

19/05/10
Network event for entrepreneurs | The Netherlands

Network event for entrepreneurs

Seminar concerning networking for entrepreneurs. Why is it important? How do you build a network? Get acquainted with the principles of successful networks.

19/05/10
Starting in the care | The Netherlands

Starting in the care

Seminar for every one who wants to start a care company.

19/05/10
Erste Bank Serbia EU Office Open Day How to participate in EU programmes and tenders? | Serbia

Erste Bank Serbia EU Office Open Day How to participate in EU programmes and tenders?

The aim of this event is to give an overview of EU funds with special emphasis on the possibilities of SME funding and to advice SME’ s on practical issues relating to the participation in EU programmes, partner search, proposal writing, evaluation of projects. Besides that special emphasis will be on rules and regulations related to participation of SMEs in tenders funded by EU. To have this event not only informative one but also of a practical character: coordinators of EU programmes in Serbia will inform on open possibilities and the calls within these programmes and experts from Delegation of EC in Serbia will present required procedures for successful tender participation. As an added value for entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs, the seminar will be the opportunity for SMEs to get familiarised with services offered by Erste Bank EU Office. Erste Bank ad Novi Sad joined activities within European SME Week and this event is organized to promote entrepreneurship in Serbia

19/05/10
Women in Business Day - your PR and image toolkit | United Kingdom

Women in Business Day - your PR and image toolkit

No one can sell you or your business better than yourself - when you know how! Everything you do and say creates an image, from submitting a press release to meeting with a client, you can influence the perception others have of you. This women only day will give you top PR tips to help improve your media profile as well as some crucial capsule wardrobe ideas to help project the right image. To book a place on this event please call 0845 0707 747 or email events@businesslinksw.co.uk

19/05/10
presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field | Austria

presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field

In elementary schools, at the disabled person's home and on the soccer field, the 4 independent butcher shops "Pfennigbauer" distribute the "Pfennigbauers-Jausensackerl" free of charge. A delicious snack with sausage bun, sugarfree drink and an apple from the region. We also would like to explain to the children and youngsters in this 2nd KMU week of the European Union, how important it is, that the raw materials come from the region and are handmade by professionals.

19/05/10
Energy Efficient SME-s | Croatia

Energy Efficient SME-s

The topic of the panel is the use of renewable energy in small and medium enterprises

19/05/10
Day of Women's Entrepreneurship | Romania

Day of Women's Entrepreneurship

The objective of the event “Day of Women's Entrepreneurship” is to promote a well-informed system in order to facilitate the mobility on the labour market of women and development of entrepreneurial skills of these, in order to maintain the balance between family an professional life and well-known prejudices at the local level. The event aims to: -increase the number of women enterprising in the business community -development of the entrepreneurial spirit among women -improvement of the economical performances of existing enterprises, managed by women, by increasing the knowledge of employees as a result of entrepreneurial education -exchange of experience between business women

19/05/10
Social networks and their use for corporate marketing | Czech Republic

Social networks and their use for corporate marketing

The aim of the seminar is to make the attendees acquainted with the basic ways of corporate marketing in social networks, teach them how to use the technology of this service and show them basic tricks of working with social networks including the specifics of the content preparation. The content of the seminar: - Social networks and their marketing potential - Introduction of basic functions of Facebook - Sites, Profiles, Applications, Banners, etc. - The emphasis of Facebook conditions - the snares of the service rules - How to establish and operate own Group or Site - The importance of Facebook Applications for corporate,brand marketing - Effective administration of the profile - Introduction of basic functions for communication in Twitter - Copywriting for Twitter - what should the message consisting of 140 characters include - Discussion

19/05/10
Vækstfonden annual meeting | Denmark

Vækstfonden annual meeting

See and hear many excellent speakers and be part of an event that focuses on growth in small sized companies! Last year more that 1,000 entrepreneurs, owners and managers of growth companies, investors and others participated, and we expect just as many for this year's annual meeting.

19/05/10
Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies". | Czech Republic

Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies".

Seminars are focused on the most common problems encountered with the grant recipients from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation face. Attention is devoted to a summary of the most common errors in administration of projects, the rules for holding tenders and appurtenances, which have to include a request for payment. Speakers are Director of SF implementation and coordination of the Department SF, managers and program officers Structural Funds Division.

19/05/10
Green Partnerships U.S.-Denmark | Denmark

Green Partnerships U.S.-Denmark

Green Partnerships U.S.-Denmark is a single-day matchmaking event with the clear objective of forging partnerships and pursuing collaboration between U.S. and Danish businesses and organizations. Boeing, GE, Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Lockheed Martin are looking for potential Danish partners. Green Partnerships is a structured and time-efficient venue for Danish firms to meet one-on-one with genuinely interested U.S. counterparts with whom even establishing the first contact would normally require tremendous effort and resources. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed for Danish energy, cleantech and sustainable development companies looking for international partnerships with U.S. and global market leaders in this field. The event is arranged by the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Industries Federation, and the U.S. Embassy in Denmark.

19/05/10
"Europe, the plurality of the enterprise forms and their competitiveness" | Italy

"Europe, the plurality of the enterprise forms and their competitiveness"

Legacoop, an Italian apex organization representing over 15,000 cooperatives active in all sectors, since about one year started a program of training and information seminars on European policies and programmes, in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Italy, national and UE Institutions, Unioncamere, Universities, etc. .. In this framework Legacoop will organize in Bologna a seminar addressed to our managers and our cooperative members. Several issues will be discussed and analized on that occasion, like: the plurality of enterprise forms, the European Commission policies to facilitate the development of enterprises, the financial tools, the networks to promote transnational cooperation among European enterprises, etc.

19/05/10
Science meets Business - Financial crises – economic crises? | Germany

Science meets Business - Financial crises – economic crises?

The Technology-Transfer Office of the Osnabrück Universities invites companies meet professors for discussions about certain current topics. Two professors of the faculty of economic science of the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück will talk about capital market, banking sector and the consequences of the crisis for enterprises.

19/05/10
Rohkeesti Ny! Nets , Tips | Finland

Rohkeesti Ny! Nets , Tips

New ideas and information about low cost services for small entrepreneurs.

19/05/10
«Organizational commitment: new trends for Leadership» | Portugal

«Organizational commitment: new trends for Leadership»

Management Conference for Entrepreneurs, Teachers and Students from Management graduations and masters. Promoted by the Management and Economics Department from the School of Technology and Management, Polythecnic Institut of Leiria

19/05/10
“Workshop : Agro food waste and SME’s” | Belgium

“Workshop : Agro food waste and SME’s”

This workshop aims to inform SME’s managers from the agro food sector on the various ways to manage their waste. The workshop focuses on the legal framework and the technical solutions available for SME’s in the area.

19/05/10
Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness | Belgium

Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness

On May 2010, the second phase of the BEE is coming into force and is going to create a new series of important changes related to the allocation of quite new licence of town planning. What will be its impacts on future buildings and companies renovations? Which advantages will they be able to take from it? The BEE will allow future buildings and installations to decrease their energy consumption of more than 1,3rd compared to current standards. In this context, we also consider the benefits that an energetic audit might bring.

19/05/10
"Doing Business with the Institutions of the E.C., how do I start?" | Belgium

"Doing Business with the Institutions of the E.C., how do I start?"

Trying to sensibilisize the SMEs to sell their products and services to the Institutions of the E.C. Mobilizing the Flemish and Dutch companies to take part in the official Public Procurement prescriptions.

19/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

19/05/10
Women and Enterprises: a European best practice - Women Ambassadors in Italy | Italy

Women and Enterprises: a European best practice - Women Ambassadors in Italy

The regional seminar, core of WAI project, will be devoted to the promotion and the encouragement of the entepreneurial spirit of the female aspirant and neo-entrepreneur, through the testimony of expert female Italian and Sweden entrepreneur.

20/05/10
End Festivity - Plato Start Programme | Hungary

End Festivity - Plato Start Programme

The results, solutions and best practices of the entrepreneurs will be presented and analyzed during a final symposium/gala event with the flamish coordinators from Belgium. During this event both the results of the sessions as well as the content of the learning modules will be presents Regarding the learning modules: it is mandatory that the knowledge herein included is spread among as much companies as possible. Entrepreneurs which have not participated in the project but who are nevertheless interested in the Plato knowledge can access the learning modules content. The symposium will have an attractive program, highlighting the problem of the micro and SME-s Sufficient publicity will precede the symposium in order to attract as much companies as possible. The project participants will receive a Plato Certificate. These best practices and the information obtained from the final symposium will be included in a publication that offers self screening possibilities. It will be prin

20/05/10
V. INNOTECH Innovation Conference | Hungary

V. INNOTECH Innovation Conference

Innovation Conference for innovative SMEs and Universities. Grants, credits, investments from the field of innovation. Innovation in Hungary and in the European Union. Best practices. ( some successful companies will present thier resuls in the field of innovation.)

20/05/10
Internationalization of SME | Portugal

Internationalization of SME

The strategic relevance of internationalization for SME; public support for internationalization of SME; case studies on internationalization of SME

20/05/10
International Entrepreneurship in SME - the challenges of globalization | Portugal

International Entrepreneurship in SME - the challenges of globalization

In this seminar the challenges faced by SME in their internationalization process will be discusses as well as public program's to support internationalization of these type of firms

20/05/10
Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research | Germany

Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research

Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research

20/05/10
Cluster Workshop: Logistics, Mobility in Baden-Württemberg: Jointly on the way to the future | Germany

Cluster Workshop: Logistics, Mobility in Baden-Württemberg: Jointly on the way to the future

Cluster-Workshop Logistics as part of the series of events "Technology and Clustertrends in Europe“ Especially in a market area that is unsecure and changes rapidly, enterprises must always pay attention to the developments in technology and to maret trends in order to keep on being competitive in the future. Due to this reason and as part of the 7th Research Programme, the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and the Ministry of Economics of Baden-Württemberg organise jointly with the national contact point transport a cluster workshop for future trends in the field of mobility of goods and persons. The aim of the workshop consist in identifying trends in technology, future markets and European initiatives in the field of the ligistics sector as well as in deducing options of activities for enterprises and users in Baden-Württemberg. There will be a presentation of future oriented possibilities of application which will be discussed in a European context. Target groups of thi

20/05/10
EU-Funding for Innovation | Germany

EU-Funding for Innovation

EU-Programmes for SMEs for transnational R,D co-operation

20/05/10
Femme , Entrepreneuriat : Pourquoi pas Moi ? | France

Femme , Entrepreneuriat : Pourquoi pas Moi ?

Table-ronde consacrée à l'entrepreneuriat féminin organisée dans le cadre du projet européen FAME - Femmes AMbassadeurs de l'Entrepreneuriat - contribution française au Réseau européen d'Ambassadeurs de l'Entrepreneuriat féminin lancé par la Commission européenne en octobre 2009. En partenariat avec ADVANCIA et Enterprise Europe Network Paris -Ile-de-France - Centre.

20/05/10
Masterclass strategisch verkopen in Duitsland | The Netherlands

Masterclass strategisch verkopen in Duitsland

Deze intensieve ééndaagse Masterclass is ontwikkeld voor ondernemers en commercieel verantwoordelijke managers binnen de internationaliserende organisatie. Deze Masterclass is bijzonder geschikt voor ondernemingen, die op het punt staan om de Duitse markt te betreden of bestaande exportactiviteiten te herzien. Daarbij zal in alle gevallen een strategische keuze gemaakt moeten worden, die rekening houdt met verschillen in het commercieel proces, zakelijke communicatie en besluitvorming in Duitsland. De deelnemer zal door informatie en interactie een beter beeld krijgen van het verkoopproces in Duitsland, verwachtingen van Duitse klanten en organisatorische voorwaarden voor een duurzaam succesvolle marktontsluiting. Doelstelling is niet alleen om de verschillen in het commercieel proces te laten zien, maar juist om uit te leggen waarom sommige zaken anders verlopen dan in Nederland. Voor meer informatie en aanmelding verwijs ik u naar de website www.exportduitsland.nl,worksho

20/05/10
Seminar | The Netherlands

Seminar

Seminar

20/05/10
Motivation seminar´: BOOSTING THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SLOVAKIA | Slovakia

Motivation seminar´: BOOSTING THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SLOVAKIA

Motivation seminar under the project BOOSTING THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SLOVAKIA for potential businesswomen (students, mothers on maternity leave, unemployed and employed planning to start-up). Personal meeting and discussion with a Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador whose role is to present her business success story and inspire women to chose entrepreneurship as their future career path.

20/05/10
Improvement of Management Capabilities Seminar | Turkey

Improvement of Management Capabilities Seminar

The seminar is realized as a part of the "Muğla Increasing Efficiency Project". The aim of the seminar is to improve management capabilities of participants, thus to improve individual and team working performance, decision making skills.

20/05/10
Three Towns Breakfast Club | United Kingdom

Three Towns Breakfast Club

Three Towns Breakfast Club provides you with a good opportunity for informal, relaxed and non-pressure networking. With informal information slots at each breakfast, the emphasis is on enjoyment and informality to keep a bright modern approach to the meetings. You'll have the opportunity to network with fellow delegates before breakfast and throughout the morning. This event is run by Bonallack , Bishop Solicitors and is sponsored by Business Link. Cost £10 incl VAT. Please note event is 08:00 - 09:15 For bookings or for further information, please call Caroline Skutt on 01722 424424 or email caroline.skutt@bishopslaw.com

20/05/10
Business Finance Options - the choices simplified | United Kingdom

Business Finance Options - the choices simplified

Want your business to survive and thrive but don't know how you are going to finance it? Then attend this free of charge information seminar, delivered by Business Link's Financial Advisory Team. This seminar will address the building blocks of business finance, help you unravel the jargon and understand some basic concepts. Discover the different types of finance that may be effective, including working capital (overdrafts , invoice finance), equity funding and regional finance support schemes. By the end of the seminar you will walk away with a greater knowledge of what lenders are looking for when it comes to agreeing finance, plus a far wider knowledge of the many options available. There will also be a free opportunity for you to have a one to one impartial advice session with a Business Adviser. This will enable you to make better informed decisions about your own business needs and its future growth. Please note that the event is 10:15 - 14:00 To book a place

20/05/10
Three Towns Breakfast Club | United Kingdom

Three Towns Breakfast Club

Three Towns Breakfast Club provides you with a good opportunity for informal, relaxed and non-pressure networking. With informal information slots at each breakfast, the emphasis is on enjoyment and informality to keep a bright modern approach to the meetings. You'll have the opportunity to network with fellow delegates before breakfast and throughout the morning. This event is run by Bonallack , Bishop Solicitors and is sponsored by Business Link. Cost £10 incl VAT. For bookings or for further information, please call Caroline Skutt on 01722 424424 or email caroline.skutt@bishopslaw.com

20/05/10
presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field | Austria

presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field

In elementary schools, at the disabled person's home and on the soccer field, the 4 independent butcher shops "Pfennigbauer" distribute the "Pfennigbauers-Jausensackerl" free of charge. A delicious snack with sausage bun, sugarfree drink and an apple from the region. We also would like to explain to the children and youngsters in this 2nd KMU week of the European Union, how important it is, that the raw materials come from the region and are handmade by professionals.

20/05/10
SME Support Institutions | Croatia

SME Support Institutions

At the event the participants will be introduced to support institutions of SMEs and the way of using their services.

20/05/10
Three Towns Breakfast Club | United Kingdom

Three Towns Breakfast Club

Three Towns Breakfast Club provides you with a good opportunity for informal, relaxed and non-pressure networking. With informal information slots at each breakfast, the emphasis is on enjoyment and informality to keep a bright modern approach to the meetings. You'll have the opportunity to network with fellow delegates before breakfast and throughout the morning. This event is run by Bonallack , Bishop Solicitors and is sponsored by Business Link. Cost £10 incl VAT. Please note that the event is 08:00 - 09:15 For bookings or for further information, please call Caroline Skutt on 01722 424424 or email caroline.skutt@bishopslaw.com

20/05/10
Three Towns Breakfast Club | United Kingdom

Three Towns Breakfast Club

Three Towns Breakfast Club provides you with a good opportunity for informal, relaxed and non-pressure networking. With informal information slots at each breakfast, the emphasis is on enjoyment and informality to keep a bright modern approach to the meetings. You'll have the opportunity to network with fellow delegates before breakfast and throughout the morning. This event is run by Bonallack , Bishop Solicitors and is sponsored by Business Link. Cost £10 incl VAT. Event is 08:00 - 09:15 For bookings or for further information, please call Caroline Skutt on 01722 424424 or email caroline.skutt@bishopslaw.com

20/05/10
Workshop : The new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region | Belgium

Workshop : The new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region

This workshop aims to inform SME’s managers on the new legal framework on soil management in the Walloon region. The workshop focuses on the presentation of the machinery of the new soil management decree and how it will be put into practice.

20/05/10 -> 22/05/10
Fourteenth National Conference on Economy and Entrepreneurship | Croatia

Fourteenth National Conference on Economy and Entrepreneurship

Under high auspices of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and in co-operation with Šibensko-kninska County and City of Šibenik, the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship is organizing Fourteenth National Conference on Economy and Entrepreneurship in Croatia. The Conference will bring together more then 500 participants (Chiefs of Counties, Mayors of Towns and Municipalities Executives Chiefs, representatives of chambers, co-operatives, banks, state agencies, entrepreneurs and their associations’ representatives) to exchange their practices and experiences in building the comprehensive support framework for entrepreneurship. The organizers have invited prominent speakers in order to introduce some of the best solutions developed in favor of a faster growth of the SME sector and economy in general.

20/05/10
SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs | Austria

SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs

Content: the various European bottom-up-R,D-Programmes and Initiatives for SME

20/05/10
Etiquette for the Netherlands | Germany

Etiquette for the Netherlands

This seminar gives information about the most important cultural differences on the dutch-german businessmarkt.

20/05/10
Financing SME business development and innovative business ideas | Poland

Financing SME business development and innovative business ideas

The workshop "Financing business development and innovative business ideas" is designed for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs who are looking for sources of funding for business development. The main aim is to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge and information concerning investors expectations. Training for entrepreneurs covers issues concerning: characteristic of sources of SME financing, strategy development, venture capital investment, cooperation with business angels and professional presentation of the company to potential investors.

20/05/10
Standardization and CE marking | Croatia

Standardization and CE marking

Free flow of goods and its mechanisms in the EU; role and elements of the EU technical legislation; norms; CE mark definition; procedure of congruence proving

20/05/10
Market research - how to lower the business risks | Croatia

Market research - how to lower the business risks

Seminar for SMEs to enable better access to markets and decision-making in business

20/05/10
Elevator Pitch Competition for University students business ideas | Spain

Elevator Pitch Competition for University students business ideas

The event wil be the final competition for the presentation of about 15 student-led business ideas. The students have followed a trainign period and have to express their ideas in public in 1,5 minutes and then answer the questions posed by the jury. there are two prizes of 2000 € and 1000 € each.

20/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

20/05/10
Elevator Pitch Competition | Hungary

Elevator Pitch Competition

Elevator Pitch Competition

20/05/10 -> 31/03/11
Launch of the Project Promotion of Immigrant Entrepreneurship 2010 | Portugal

Launch of the Project Promotion of Immigrant Entrepreneurship 2010

The ACIDI, IP promotes and coordinates the Project of Promoting Entrepreneurship Immigrant (PEI), which ran last year as a pilot scheme. In 2010 it will give continue the activities of the project developed in 2009 and launches a new edition of it. The PEI aims to foster entrepreneurial attitudes among immigrant communities, with special focus on those living in neighbourhoods of greatest vulnerability. Specifically, PEI in 2010 will have the following goals: • To develop an entrepreneurial attitude towards life, encouraging self-esteem and confidence in himself; • Develop personal skills, social and corporate governance crucial for the creation of a business; • Promote the establishment of business in a sustainable way; • Facilitate the connection between potential entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship support programs that already exist and carried out by various entities; • To promote the formalization of existing businesses in the informal economy. To implem

20/05/10
SpeedNetworking – New Contacts and New Business | Portugal

SpeedNetworking – New Contacts and New Business

Operators may attend a lecture on Networking Business and have the assurance to meet with other several entrepreneurs with a method of operation that will allow each participant a sequence of 12-18 individual meetings with a duration of five minutes at each meeting. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to expand their network of professional contacts and find new business opportunities. The lecture will have the assistance of Valter Barreira who will talk about Business Networking. The topics to be addressed are: 1. Listen and respond to major dilemmas, difficulties and challenges experienced by the audience in any part of the process of Networking (time-format questions and answers). 2. How to make your name memorable. 3. Learn names using specific techniques. 4. Dealing with forgotten names in a way that contributes to building the relationship.

20/05/10
Personal branding | Slovenia

Personal branding

Personal branding

20/05/10
2nd Turiec Region Junior Showroom | Slovakia

2nd Turiec Region Junior Showroom

Regional show of the Secondary Technical School of Transport in Martin – Priekopa in cooperation with the Association of Automobile Industry and Employers of Turiec region which is aimed at the show of modern, mostly automobile technic. The aim is to present modern ways of work in diagnosing and repairing in automobile industry and to motivate the primary school pupils to study at the Secondary Technical School of Transport in Martin – Priekopa. Programme: - presentation of new automobile models and repair demonstrations - open school – visit of classrooms, slot racing - football tournament - cultural programme

20/05/10
Enterprise innovations | Croatia

Enterprise innovations

This Round table will include innovative companies in Sisak-Moslavina Region and the activities of the SME's involved in the innovation transformations together with policy makers and other relevant subjects and organisations on national and regional level.

20/05/10
Conference on entrepreneurship “Lanzarote Crea” | Spain

Conference on entrepreneurship “Lanzarote Crea”

Resources for Entrepreneurship and Business Development

20/05/10
Consultation Day with the Commercial Counsellor of the Slovak Republic in Ukraine | Slovakia

Consultation Day with the Commercial Counsellor of the Slovak Republic in Ukraine

Presentation of trade possibilieties, export - import services between Slovakia and Ukraine, individual consultations and tips for Slovak SME´s about Urainian market.

20/05/10
Acção de Formação "Concursos Públicos" | Portugal

Acção de Formação "Concursos Públicos"

O CEC– Conselho Empresarial do Centro,CCIC - Câmara de Comércio e Indústria do Centro, encontra-se a organizar uma acção de formação intitulada “Concursos Públicos”, com o apoio da Enterprise Europe Network, que se irá realizar no dia 20 de Maio, das 9h30 às 17h00, na sede do CEC , CCIC, na Rua Coronel Júlio Simão, em Coimbra. Com a presente Acção de Formação pretende-se, em traços genéricos, incrementar os conhecimentos adquiridos na anterior iniciativa realizada em 2009, nomeadamente no que respeita a alguns aspectos inovadores patentes no Código da Contratação Pública, aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 18,2008 de 29 de Janeiro. É ainda nossa intenção, dada a curta duração da acção, fazer uma abordagem aos aspectos que entendemos serem mais controversos, ou suscitar mais dúvidas de aplicação legal e prática, bem como, prestar esclarecimentos de carácter geral. A formadora que irá orientar a Acção de Formação é advogada nesta área, tem

20/05/10
Creating your own enterprise in view of demogafic change and ageing society | Germany

Creating your own enterprise in view of demogafic change and ageing society

Demografic change and ageing society will bring new riscs but equally new chances for people who are engaged in creating own enterprises, even if they are bestagers. Marketing, Finance, Support, Consulting, Ideas

20/05/10
Consultation Day "Ecoinnovation" | Germany

Consultation Day "Ecoinnovation"

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum offers as National Contact Point for SME in Baden-Wuerttemberg on 20 May in Karlsruhe a consultation day for thefunding programme "Ecoinnovation".

20/05/10 -> 26/05/10
"How to develope your business - information about the EU's support for SME" | Latvia

"How to develope your business - information about the EU's support for SME"

At the workshop entrepreneurs and experts will share their experiences with EU funding. Lectures will be held by Dainis Dembovskis (Promotional loans departament, Hipotēku Banka, ), Inese Smildziņa (SEB Banka), Ivars Golsts (Latvian Guarantee agency) and Nelli Malinovska ("GEO200"Ltd.).

20/05/10 -> 24/06/10
Centrifugeuse de Projets d'Entrepreneurs | France

Centrifugeuse de Projets d'Entrepreneurs

Pour rappel la Centrifugeuse de Projets d'Entrepreneurs, née il y a cinq ans à la Maison des ESSEC, est un lieu où l'entrepreneur présente son offre et recueille les remarques bienveillantes et constructives des participants selon un format particulier. Au dire de plusieurs participants : - " La Centrifugeuse m'a boosté, elle m'a fait comprendre en quoi mon offre ne pouvait pas être comprise par mes prospects ..." - " Elle m'a fait gagner plusieurs mois dans mon développement commercial ..." - " Toute l'énergie que j'ai investi dans la présentation de mon offre m'a été redonnée sous forme de conseils très pertinents pour me développer ..." - " J'ai vraiment compris ce que veut dire intelligence collective !"

21/05/10
Innovation Management Techniques - Module 5: Innovation Marketing, Develop and Sell Innovation on One's Markets | Luxembourg

Innovation Management Techniques - Module 5: Innovation Marketing, Develop and Sell Innovation on One's Markets

Whereas innovation is an archetypal competitiveness factor in normal times, it becomes more predominant during economic crisis as well for private companies as for public institutions. Then it is no longer about whether deciding to innovate, but rather knowing how to innovate with mastering innovation management techniques. This is why Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, the Luxembourg School for Commerce and the Chamber of Crafts propose for the fourth year the "Innovation management techniques" training course, composed of 5 different modules. This training will emphasize on the following points: - Creativity: how to generate new ideas? - Profitability: how to design products and services with solid added value? - Efficiency: how to improve the innovation ability? This training address big or medium-sized companies willing to make their business develop: - engineers, managers in charge of innovation projects - innovative entrepreneurs - resear

21/05/10
SWOT Analysis Seminar | Turkey

SWOT Analysis Seminar

The seminar is realized as a part of "Muğla Increasing Efficiency Project". The assessment of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) is vital to help enterprises maximise performance and develop effective strategy. SWOT analysis is important in terms of status quo evaluation and future planning as well as to take efficient decisions. During the seminar, participants will learn key techniques to analyse and assess Business Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

21/05/10
Play at being an entrepreneur" to learn to be enterprising. | Spain

Play at being an entrepreneur" to learn to be enterprising.

The V edition of Day of the Entrepreneur of the Tenerife will host the regional headquarters of Degema Challenge (Challenge Simulated Business Management), an initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship among students. • This is a contest involving students from different groups of tanks and, with the help of their teachers, simulate the management of a company in a fictional setting. • Participants in this initiative for free, can access various scholarships and awards in addition to encouraging networking with companies interested in finding young talent.

21/05/10
40 top marketing tips! - Forest of Dean business breakfast meeting | United Kingdom

40 top marketing tips! - Forest of Dean business breakfast meeting

This presentation will help you take a fresh look at your marketing and come up with some simple yet effective ideas that will help your business stand out from the crowd and, more importantly, increase sales. In this session, Dev Chakraborty from Business Link will introduce his ‘top 40 marketing tips’. From branding to networking, market research to promotions, PR to social media, you will pick up 40 simple, inexpensive but creative tips to take away. This presentation is ideal for those running their own business, who are looking for some inspiration with their marketing and would like to be more creative without spending thousands of pounds. Please note that the event is 07:45 - 09:20 To book please telephone 0845 0707 747 or email events@businesslinksw.co.uk

21/05/10
Investment in SMEs, as a great opportunity for high-rate of return | Poland

Investment in SMEs, as a great opportunity for high-rate of return

The workshop "Investment in SMEs, as a great opportunity for high-rate of return" is designed for investors who are looking for an investment opportunity in SMEs sector. The main aim is to provide investors with the necessary knowledge and characteristic of venture capital investment. The Workshop is focused on: characteristic of financial instruments, principles of constructing an investment portfolio, statement of benefits and risks associated with venture capital investments, characteristics of the investment process and tools to protect investments.

21/05/10 -> 17/06/10
Next Top Startup | Spain

Next Top Startup

The entrepreneur comes first as a competition to find the next top start-up begins. What is Next Top Startup? - Next Top Startup is an international competition for new companies in the “valley of death” offering a prize of up to 25.000€. Where ten finalists will come to Barcelona, Spain and compete to win the cash prize over the course of two days, 16th and 17th of June. During the competition days entrepreneurs will work closely with a team of 25 experts who will both mentor them and decide which one will be crowned the Next Top Start-up and walk away with the no-strings attached cash prize. Aside from the top ten final contestants, each applying company will receive personalized feedback on their application after the event has taken place. Applications to Next Top Startup are done on-site and are confidential to the degree where only members of the f3fundit selection committee have access to company data. Why are we doing this? - When we designed this compet

21/05/10
Day of the Entrepreneur | Spain

Day of the Entrepreneur

The "Emprendemos Juntos" programme is a national initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Spain. It offers the spaniards willing to start up their own business, the oportunity to meet business experts, useful workshops and resourceful working networks.

21/05/10
TECHNIQUES OF PATENT ANALYSES in SMEs. | Turkey

TECHNIQUES OF PATENT ANALYSES in SMEs.

KOSGEB BURSA IGEM, Coordinattor of EEN-EMN providestraining programme named "TECHNIQUES OF PATENT ANALYSES in SMEs" to clients and to fellow industry professionals. Training will present approaches to increasing the speed at which high-quality patent analyses can be performed and communicated throughout an organization and with partners. A range of text mining, statistical modeling and visualization software tools are demonstrated and utilized to teach efficient and effective automated patent analysis through the use of templates, data cleaning, algorithm development and other tactics. Prof.Dr.Ruhi KAYKAYOĞLU, former rector of Bahçeşehir University, has delivered training programme in order to motive SMEs in the region.for competitive technical intelligence and innovative thinking capacity of to enhance their knowledge about IPR related issues.

21/05/10
'Building Success Stories': From Innovation to Commercialisation | United Kingdom

'Building Success Stories': From Innovation to Commercialisation

Thursday 20 May 4-9 and Friday 21 May 9-4 Cost £50 including refreshments, lunch Enterprise Europe Network North East in partnership with Newcastle Science City would like to invite entrepreneurs, SMEs and organisations involved in the commercialisation of new ideas and technologies for this one and a half day workshop

21/05/10
Economic conference and debate with the participation of local entrepreneurs and business organisations from Satu Mare | Romania

Economic conference and debate with the participation of local entrepreneurs and business organisations from Satu Mare

At the conference will be presented the priorities of the EU Strategy 2020, focusing especially on SMEs. The second part of the conference will refer to the financing opportunities for SMEs; in this context experts will present the possibilities of access of SMEs to EU Structural Funds. Participants: Members of the Romanian-German Economic Association from the North West Region Satu Mare (Asociatia Economica Germano-Romana pentru Regiunea de Nord-Vest Satu Mare), Members of the Chamber of Craftsmen Satu Mare (Asociatia Camera Mestesugarilor Satu Mare), Members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Satu Mare (Camera de Comert si Industrie Satu Mare), other entrepreneurs.

21/05/10
The promovation of the SME's in EU and Romania | Romania

The promovation of the SME's in EU and Romania

This manifestation will be organised by the Chamber of Craftsmen Satu Mare

22/05/10
4 th Entrepreneurial Schools Contest - CEE | Portugal

4 th Entrepreneurial Schools Contest - CEE

Every year DNA Cascais promotes an Ideas Contest for schools and students in the Municipality, as a means of promoting entrepreneurship in this area, creativity and idea generation among students up to the age of 23. The best ideas and schools are awarded with several prizes. Apply before April 23, 2010.

22/05/10
Basic Foreign Trade Training | Turkey

Basic Foreign Trade Training

The training is being organized in order to improve the international trade capacity of the SMEs in the region. As the aim of the training is to give the basic information about foreign trade to the SMEs, it ends in one full day.

22/05/10
EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR FOR ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL JOURNALIST – Development Perspectives of SME Sector in Serbia | Serbia

EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR FOR ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL JOURNALIST – Development Perspectives of SME Sector in Serbia

With the aim of further promoting the significance SME sector has for the economy as a whole, in partnership with Ministry of Economy and Serbian Chamber of Commerce, ProCredit Bank will organize a one-day seminar for 20 economic and financial journalist from Serbia. Representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, ProCredit Bank as well as two representatives of small and medium entrepreneurs will present lectures on legislative framework, government subsidies, challenges of financing SME, circumstances, requirements and problems of SME sector, potentials for improving legislative framework that would ensure more effective collection of receivables etc.

22/05/10 -> 23/05/10
The Training of the TÜMSİAD's Branches. | Turkey

The Training of the TÜMSİAD's Branches.

In this workshop, we intend to train all of our our branches in order to help them to serve their members.

23/05/10 -> 26/05/10
FIRST INTERNATIONAL SMYPOSIUM ON GOVERNMENT-UNIVERSITY-INDESTRY COLLOBORATION AND MARBLE COUNCIL | Turkey

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SMYPOSIUM ON GOVERNMENT-UNIVERSITY-INDESTRY COLLOBORATION AND MARBLE COUNCIL

The main objective of this symposium is to combine our university’s know-how with industry’s work-power by bringing forth the industrial potential of the South eastern Anatolia particularly Diyarbakır province, which does not possess a significant share in the industrialization of Turkey, thus achieving solution for the problems of Diyarbakır and industrial businessmen and making contribution to the development of industry by enhancing the cooperation between Dicle University, Regional Industry, Public Enterprises and Businessmen.

24/05/10 -> 25/06/10
Business support in Pirkanmaa | Finland

Business support in Pirkanmaa

Examples of support practices

24/05/10 -> 28/05/10
Corso di Europrogettazione | Italy

Corso di Europrogettazione

Il corso mira a formare imprenditori, professionisti e pubblici funzionari sui fondi europei di finanziamento e sulle tecniche di redazione di un progetto europeo. Il corso, di durata settimanale, si svolgerà a Bruxelles. Obiettivo principale: fornire ai partecipanti le basi teoriche, le tecniche e gli strumenti pratici necessari per redigere con successo e gestire efficacemente un progetto o un appalto europeo. Durante il corso verrà delineata una panoramica dei principali programmi di finanziamento europei e verranno approfondite le tecniche necessarie per partecipare ad una gara d'appalto o ad un bando. Gli strumenti forniti consentiranno ai partecipanti di conoscere le opportunità di finanziamento esistenti per PMI e ONG e di avere un marcia in più per poter migliorare, innovare e sviluppare le proprie attività. La tecnica d'apprendimento utilizzata sarà quella del learning-by-doing, basata su esercitazioni guidate e attività interattive. Le lezioni e le attività di l

24/05/10
"Motorway of the Innovation" | Poland

"Motorway of the Innovation"

"Motorway of the Innovation": Part 1 Initial development phase of the enterprise (from growing to receiving funds to be able to undertake activity), for example: administering to receiving funds as part of Regional and National Operational Programmes. Part 2 In the phase of fasten growing of the enterprise (ex. raising funds for the more further development of the activities including R,D, of completion of trainings for employees). Part 3 In the phase of developing additional possibilities (ex. winning over funds for activity with R,D, more further development, training projects, innovative technological lines).

24/05/10 -> 29/05/10
Entrepreneurship Week 2010 | Portugal

Entrepreneurship Week 2010

OPEN - Association for Specific Business Opportunities is a business incubator located in Marinha Grande which mission is to contribute to the promotion of innovation and employment through the Stimulation of entrepreneurship by supporting innovative enterprises and creates conditions for attracting new industries, services and industrial processes. The Entrepreneurship Week is an event that takes place over a week with the holding of several workshops dedicated to entrepreneurship and support for SMEs. This initiative has been undertaken over the past few years, and the Entrepreneurship Week 2010 is the fifth edition. Each day of the week will be dedicated to a specific theme. One day will be devoted to the theme "How to Create a Company" in which he will highlight all the procedures that companies must meet to start a business, with the involvement of various public institutions for clarification. Another day will be devoted to the financing of entrepreneurial initiati

24/05/10 -> 28/05/10
Business Plan Competition for the Young Entrepreneurs | Turkey

Business Plan Competition for the Young Entrepreneurs

An education program, called as 'The Young Entrepreneur Development Program', aiming the last year undergraduate students who have the will and the potential to establish their own businesses following their graduation, is currently carried out within the Fatih University in Istanbul via the support of KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey) Fatih University Technology Development Center. Following the end of the program, the participants will prepare a business plan and make a presentation to back up their business ideas. Those business plans will be evaluated by the distinguished jury members, consisting of academicians and the representatives both from the public and private sector, and the best three of those plans will be awarded a prize.

24/05/10 -> 25/05/10
Training "Project planning and project documentation preparing" | Serbia

Training "Project planning and project documentation preparing"

Applying for EU funds and programs is fierce and financial resources are exclusively granted for programs,projects that have been planned in advance, on the basis of defined tender procedures, evaluation criteria and high competitiveness. Project planning and drafting, proper layout and application, as well as consequent coordination of their implementation, require professional skills in project management, including the European Commission rules and guidelines. The aim of the Training is raising the level of knowledge and specific skills of Chamber employees as potential applicants in the project planning and project documentation preparing for the EU Programs availables to Serbia through a combination of lectures, workshop interactions and discussions. Creating conditions for easier access to sources of funding and implementation of high quality projects contribute strengthening of the institutional structure, balanced regional development of the country, greater competitiveness

24/05/10
Entrepreneurship Week 2010 | Sweden

Entrepreneurship Week 2010

Seminar tour arranged by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. Key-note adress by the 2010 recipient of The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (www.e-award.org)

24/05/10 -> 04/06/10
The SMEs and the Small Business Act: realization and perspectives | Italy

The SMEs and the Small Business Act: realization and perspectives

To divulge and to discuss the objectives and the contents of the Small Business Act

24/05/10 -> 27/05/10
The Northern Ireland Assembly, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee, visit to Europe. | Belgium

The Northern Ireland Assembly, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee, visit to Europe.

Engagement with NI Executive Office; NI MEPs; Federation of Small Businesses and representatives from the Energy Commission. The Committee will also visit renewable energy sites in Herten, Germany (Blue Tower Project) and the (Geothermal Plant) in Soultz, France

24/05/10 -> 28/05/10
European SME week 2010 at Escola Superior Agrária de elvas | Portugal

European SME week 2010 at Escola Superior Agrária de elvas

Event consisting of lectures, small conferences and training sessions covering the following topics: - Microcredit - Finding job in the EU - How to do the European Curriculum - European Programme for Young Entrepreneurs - How to make an application to Leader - Interior, Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Presentation of the Ninho de Empresas de Elvas - Internationalisation Strategies for SMEs - Technical Marketing

24/05/10
Financing SMEs for Advanced Technology R,D Projects in Turkey | Turkey

Financing SMEs for Advanced Technology R,D Projects in Turkey

This workshop is organized with the participants from Universities, public organizations, SMEs operating in priority sectors of Turkey. The aim of the workshop is assessing high value-addes R,D capabilities of SMEs.

24/05/10
FREE Business , Finance : Financial Planning , Grants Seminar 8 Events throughout Ireland brought to you by Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC, the Irish Taxation Inst | Ireland

FREE Business , Finance : Financial Planning , Grants Seminar 8 Events throughout Ireland brought to you by Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC, the Irish Taxation Institute and the County Enterprise Boards

The area of business finance and grant support can be confusing for many firms as they are unaware of where to access financial and grant information;what form of funding or tax incentives might be available to them or th process involved in accessing and applying for funding or tax reliefs. Firms also need guidance on the formatting of a strategic business plan. This type of planning is not only managing the present but creating the businesses future, by having the right business model in place and focusing resources more effectively. A clear understanding of a businesses core capabilities, strengths and weaknesses need to be understood when putting a strategic plan in place and seeking assitance in this area is key to any business survival. To assist SME's gain a greater understanding in these areas, Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC , the Irish Taxation Institute and the County Enterprise Boards invite you to a FREE seminar to inform you of the supports

24/05/10 -> 25/05/10
Workshop on public-private partnerships | Croatia

Workshop on public-private partnerships

The objectives: To develop a sound and transparent public procurement system in the area of public-private partnership in the Republic of Croatia, which will be harmonized with the Acquis Communautaire and the relevant EU standards in the field of the Public-Private Partnership.

24/05/10 -> 28/05/10
National Enterprise Week. | Ireland

National Enterprise Week.

This year, we will focus on 2 key elements : 1. Showing Your Business - we will open our doors to businesses throughout the country and allow them to showcase their products and services in our branches 2. Local events - we will host a number of events throughout the country, giving businesses the opportunity to gather advice and support and discuss ways in which we can get business moving.

24/05/10 -> 01/06/10
Be Your Own Boss Happy Hour - during SMEs Week : Entrepreneurship Development – Serbia, Belgrade | Serbia

Be Your Own Boss Happy Hour - during SMEs Week : Entrepreneurship Development – Serbia, Belgrade

The aim of this event is to give an opportunity to the existing and potential entrepreneurs in obtaining all necessary information in order to start, improve or develop their own business by scheduling free consultations of an hour. Although this event would have mostly informative character, it is also of great practical importance. This event has an additional value for both entrepreneurs and the future entrepreneurs since it is the opportunity for the SMEs to get familiarized with services offered by Be Your Own Boss (Budi Svoj Covek) company. Be Your Own Boss llc Belgrade has joined the activities within European SME Week and this event is organized to stimulate and promote entrepreneurship in Serbia.

24/05/10
Network enterprises: are they a choice or a need? | Italy

Network enterprises: are they a choice or a need?

The conference focuses on the oppotunities of development, growth and innovation given to micro and small enterprises by the "network enterprises model".

24/05/10
„Positive psychology of business” | Poland

„Positive psychology of business”

Torun Regional Development Agency and the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Nicolaus Copernicus University are organising a seminar titled „Positive psychology of business”. The event will take place on 24 may 2010 in Torun. The seminar will bring up a question of enterprise development through introduction of evolutive concept of leadership by means of Positive Psychology. Moreover, a subject of emotional intelligence in business will be taken up, as well as the impact of personal development on the work efficiency of employees.

24/05/10 -> 28/05/10
BIOS Open Days 2010 | Croatia

BIOS Open Days 2010

This five-day event will include presentations and seminars of European, national and regional programmes and projects for entrepreneurship support, presentations of successfull young entrepreneurs, but also Business Incubator BIOS (company) open day. It will include presentation of FP7 programme for SMEs, as one of the most interested EU programme for academic sector in Croatia. It wil also include presentations of programmes and support measures of the City of Osijek and Agency for development of Osijek-Baranja County, as main creators of entrepreneurial support policy. Business incubator BIOS will present its support activities and projects, as well as it will enable anyone interested to visit BIOS through BIOS open day. Croatian Employment Office will held a presentation on new employment measures, Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Local Democracy Agency, and credit union NOA will held a presentation of possibilities for finding financial resources. Two young suc

24/05/10 -> 31/05/10
The Support of SMEs in EU | Czech Republic

The Support of SMEs in EU

The event is organized within the SME week. The exhibition presents a wide range of possibilities and EU tools for support and business development.

24/05/10
Five step approach to managing consistent Customer Service | Ireland

Five step approach to managing consistent Customer Service

An information seminar presented by Marketing expert Dr. Aidan Daly, NUI and including local case histories from EU Ambassadors for Female Entrepreneurship: Audrey Kinahan, Liz Cassidy , Judy Greene

24/05/10 -> 28/05/10
FOREIGN TRADE TRAINING | Turkey

FOREIGN TRADE TRAINING

Training topics: Management strategy at foreign trade, international marketing strategy, exporting procedures, importing procedures

24/05/10
INNOVATION- WHAT IS IT? | Lithuania

INNOVATION- WHAT IS IT?

Awareness and education event for pupils.

24/05/10
ATOKK-KOOP's Scientific and Technological Solutions for The Problems of SME's in Turkey | Turkey

ATOKK-KOOP's Scientific and Technological Solutions for The Problems of SME's in Turkey

Academic Consumer-Focused Cooperative of Global Progress and Consumption, which is an international strategy organization welded from university that took on functional role on revealing of SME’s (Small and Medium Size Enterprises) international progress and potentials which is provider of integrated local progress. It thinks interuniversity cooperation as the precondition of progress because of the fact that financing of progress realized with the scientifical and technological projects rather than monetary and physical capital, which produce and nourish the innovative entrepreneurship and source of human capital are universities. However, it is another known fact that critical role of universities which starts the progress and provides its continuity is ignored, and generally, being taken from them, stolen in a sense. Whereas, it is being witnessed in close past that it can produce foam or baloon progress that are shaped by the multinational companies instead of real progress in

24/05/10
Brifeing the Members about the European Union and it's trade and industrial policies | Turkey

Brifeing the Members about the European Union and it's trade and industrial policies

As a candidate country for European Union and as one of the big trade partner of the EU then it is essential to inform general public about the EU and it's rules and regulations regarding trade and industry.

24/05/10
Fly or Die, Lisburn Graduate Into Business Programme | United Kingdom

Fly or Die, Lisburn Graduate Into Business Programme

5 Local graduate entrepreneurs will pitch their business idea to a panel of successful business people in a bid to win a prize fund of £1000. There can only be one winner and the entrepreneurs will have to think fast when questioned. We welcome audience participation and anyone interested in attending can contact Lisburn Enterprise Organisation. Business networking will conclude the evening.

24/05/10
SME Week 2010 Roadshow | Finland

SME Week 2010 Roadshow

EU project and entrepreneur Information Roadshow at Ylivieskan Region Finland.

24/05/10
Govermental Incentives for regional developments | Turkey

Govermental Incentives for regional developments

In this conference, we aim to educate our members about incentives offered by the goverment for less developed parts of the country

24/05/10
Participation into the food fair | Turkey

Participation into the food fair

here, we aim to follow the recent development in the food industry

25/05/10
How to protect your company at international level | France

How to protect your company at international level

emails, Internet, trips and participation to exhibitions abroad, foreign delegations visiting your company : all these subjects can raise risks concerning your company . An expert from the Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence will give you some advice and tips on how to protect your commercial and industrial interests.

25/05/10
Selling Your Music in Europe | United Kingdom

Selling Your Music in Europe

If you want to sell your music into the European market you’ve come to the right place. When your fans buy music, they have many choices — and if your music is not on the sites they visit, you lose sales. Fortunately, Parr Street Studios makes it easy to get onto all the largest and most popular music stores, both online and off. With our full arsenal of artist services, you can: * Sell your CDs online * Sell downloads at dozens of popular online sites, including: - Traditional download sites like iTunes and Amazon MP3 - Independent download services like AmieStreet - Streaming subscription sites like Rhapsody - Create customized download cards to sell or give away at gigs. - Accept credit cards when you sell merchandise at shows. - Access promotional resources and information that help you sell your music There are many reasons to attend this workshop at Parr Street Studios - but winning more business in Europe is the key objective

25/05/10
Start Up Network | United Kingdom

Start Up Network

Breakfast event introducing the Start up Network and introducing various initiatives available to SME's

25/05/10
Industrial Espionage | United Kingdom

Industrial Espionage

Find out who your competitors are, what they are doing and even how much they are doing it for. The first half of this session will tell you how to get that all important competitor information, then the second half will tell you how to protect your ideas. False glasses and noses optional.

25/05/10 -> 28/05/10
Entrepreneur's Week | Spain

Entrepreneur's Week

The event is composed of lectures, contests, networking. the aim of the whole week is to encourage entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youngsters and to make aware to policiy makers and the regional society in general of the importance of entrepreneurship. It is an event already developed over the past years and has been a successful one, with a high response on the part of the public. Last year we have participated in the SME week with the same event with the collaboration of the University of cantabria, which gives us an added value since university students participate in the events

25/05/10
Confident, stress-free cold-calling to win new customers | United Kingdom

Confident, stress-free cold-calling to win new customers

Approach techniques that help every salesperson, telemarketer and small business owner to get appointments with decision makers. Event overview: This masterclass teaches you highly effective cold calling techniques, on the telephone or through visiting, that get you productive meetings with decision makers. The master class covers every aspect of a cold call. You learn, from real examples, how to get immediate attention, overcome initial rejections, manage obstinate objections, deal with difficult gatekeepers, handle awkward questions and, most important of all, close the sale. In short, you win a lot more business.

25/05/10
The art and skill of writing promotional copy that sells | United Kingdom

The art and skill of writing promotional copy that sells

During this half-day Mike Kingston master class you explore the methods, thinking and tricks of the trade used by professional copywriters to generate ideas and write stimulating and persuasive copy. You will learn the golden rules of structuring copy, compelling headings and calls to action as well as a 'common mistakes' session, packed with examples, to help you to sharpen your writing so you leave the event confident about how to make prospective customers read, respond and buy.

25/05/10
Time management – how to stop others stealing your time | United Kingdom

Time management – how to stop others stealing your time

Achieve twice as much in a busy 8 hour day and have a better work-life balance. Do you find that the day just runs away with you and before you know it, deadlines are creeping up and the pressure starts to mount? Do you set out to attend to your most important priorities but something else ends up distracting you or holding up a project, such as surprise client visits, deliveries or other urgent matters? We all have 24 hours in a day, but how you manage your time to achieve that work life balance has a direct impact on personal efficiency, effectiveness and business performance. How well you are able to manage these areas in your day will ultimately affect the bottom line of your business. This workshop will help you to explore your relationship with time and develop practical solutions to achieve a more strategic approach to managing the time that you have. "The challenge is not to manage time but to manage ourselves." Covey 1989

25/05/10
Effective Delegation – what can be a very difficult step made easy | United Kingdom

Effective Delegation – what can be a very difficult step made easy

How you add sizzle and sales success to your promotional words During this half-day Mike Kingston master class you explore the methods, thinking and tricks of the trade used by professional copywriters to generate ideas and write stimulating and persuasive copy. You will learn the golden rules of structuring copy, compelling headings and calls to action as well as a 'common mistakes' session, packed with examples, to help you to sharpen your writing so you leave the event confident about how to make prospective customers read, respond and buy.

25/05/10
START UP | Liechtenstein

START UP

The first event of the European SME Week in Liechtenstein concentrates on the start-up phase of a company. Questions in focus are: How to found a company? How to finance a start-up? Young entrepreneurs will talk on their experiences. Experts will give coming entrepreneurs fruitful hints for founding a company.

25/05/10 -> 26/05/10
False promises - Real dangers | Hungary

False promises - Real dangers

Exhibiton about the IPR

25/05/10
Modern cooperative strategies | Finland

Modern cooperative strategies

Seminar of understanding cooperative advantage

25/05/10
Business support in Pirkanmaa | Finland

Business support in Pirkanmaa

Examples of support practices

25/05/10
Search engine optimisation - 2010: Developing a winning SEO strategy | United Kingdom

Search engine optimisation - 2010: Developing a winning SEO strategy

Find out how even the smallest business can get a high ranking Uncover fact from fiction in this lively and popular SEO event. The seminar explains how to get the most from your website, the role of good marketing and what Google is ultimately looking for in its web rankings. The session is run by Jon Colegate (Google Adwords Pro, Yahoo! Search Ambassador and member of SEMPO) a freelance SEO consultant and Director of Search for a leading Yorkshire based search marketing agency.

25/05/10
Environmental management - a chance for small and medium-sized companies ? | Germany

Environmental management - a chance for small and medium-sized companies ?

You get informations about environmental management. Rules, laws and provisions. Options and recurces for smal companies, craft producer and start-ups.

25/05/10
Trades in Europe: Working in Austria and Switzerland | Germany

Trades in Europe: Working in Austria and Switzerland

Information session on the business opportunities and specific features of small-scale services in Austria and Switzerland

25/05/10
EU Finance Day for SMEs | Estonia

EU Finance Day for SMEs

The conference is the main event of the Europe-wide "SME Week" in Estonia. Emphasis are given to various aspects of SME financing – both European Commission SME initiatives and financial instruments as well as to those of external. Additionally, presentations about various guarantee mechanisms are discussed.

25/05/10
"Neighboring cooperation - business meetings with Commercial Counselors" | Poland

"Neighboring cooperation - business meetings with Commercial Counselors"

Podlaska Regional Development Foundation is going to organize one day conference joint with direct business meetings with Commercial Counselors from countries such as: Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Bielorussia, Ukraine. The conference will take place in Białystok. During the conference information on economic potential and possibility of business co-operation will be given. Also, some examples of business co-operation of Polish and foreign companies will be presented. Subjects will be presented by well qualified staff, practitioners in given subject. Also, some examples of good practices and case studies from companies regarding to business co-operation will be given. Conference will be directed to SMEs, BSO and starters from Podlaskie region. We plane to have at least 100 participants of the conference. The conference will be free of charge for the participants.

25/05/10
Innovation Workshops - Innovation Funding Opportunities | United Kingdom

Innovation Workshops - Innovation Funding Opportunities

The Enterprise Europe Network North West team will be holding a series of workshops that are designed to give SMEs guidance on various aspects of innovation. The second workshop in the series of three; Innovation Funding Opportunities will include presentations from both the NWDA and HMRC. The workshop will be preceded by an SME Week Networking Lunch. To reserve your place, please contact Linda Mulvey: 0161 875 2325.

25/05/10
Potential of Female entrepreneurship for local development | Croatia

Potential of Female entrepreneurship for local development

Despite of 51,5 % of female in total population in Croatia, but just 30% of total number of entrepreneurs are female. Conference will promote on 16th of May as the world day of female entrepreneurs and present national strategy of female entrepreneurship development. Participants will consider about local potential and initiatives for strategy measures implementation. Conclusions will be presented at conference notice and published in local media. Successful female entrepreneurs but also female managers of local entrepreneurs and institutions will speak about their own experience; opportunities and obstacles. Croatian association of enterprising women KRUG (circle) will present their activities and results. Bjelovar will also establish branch office for networking female entrepreneurs

25/05/10
Soirée "Osez Entreprendre !" | France

Soirée "Osez Entreprendre !"

Soirée d'échange et de partage entre de jeunes chefs d'entreprise et des créateurs-repreneurs d'entreprise.

25/05/10
Open Innovation : find technological and commercial european partners | France

Open Innovation : find technological and commercial european partners

Individual meetings for the firms with advisors from the Enterprise Europe Network. Objectives : find partners in Europe for research and development projects or the commercialisation of new products or services

25/05/10
The eco-design meetings : value added sustainable designed products | France

The eco-design meetings : value added sustainable designed products

Information session : how companies can achieve their sustainable designed project, exchange of experience on the implementation of the EUP directive, presentation of the actual support for eco-design

25/05/10
Seminar: "The legal issues on export " | Latvia

Seminar: "The legal issues on export "

The seminar aims to introduce entrepreneurs with the key legal principles governing international transactions. It will be discussed how to reduce the risk of losses in international transactions, what legal principles should be kept in mind, making contracts with foreign partners: import partners, agents, traders, creating joint ventures, how to protect their rights in overseas markets.

25/05/10
Start your own business | The Netherlands

Start your own business

Seminar concerning starting an own company, for everyone who orients itself on the independent entrepreneurship.

25/05/10
Export documents | The Netherlands

Export documents

Seminar concerning the most important aspects of export documents. Intended for everyone who does matter internationally.

25/05/10 -> 26/05/10
Project management with Microsoft Project | Poland

Project management with Microsoft Project

The main objective of the workshop is to acquaint students with Microsoft Project as a professional project management support tools.

25/05/10
Freedom to Innovate, FREE Business Seminar | United Kingdom

Freedom to Innovate, FREE Business Seminar

Innovation has never been more important for ambitious businesses than in surviving today’s challenging economic climate and in planning ahead for future growth. Join us for a FREE interactive workshop, featuring speakers from WDP Consulting, EEDA and University of Hertfordshire, to discover creative ways to develop your business. You will get the chance to use proven techniques to inspire and exploit new business ideas; hear how best to protect your innovations on a limited budget; learn about EEDA grants to help fund innovation and how University of Hertfordshire can help you realise your business aims. Access fresh expertise from University of Hertfordshire today, register for the event to find out how we can help your business.

25/05/10
Social Media Marketing for Business | United Kingdom

Social Media Marketing for Business

EVENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES In this session you will learn how to take advantage of a broad range of free and low cost social media marketing tools. Identify the quick wins that will lead to success for your business. See how you can research how your competitors are already using social media. Learn how to monitor your own company’s reputation on the web. Find the best ways to stay close to your clients and build customer loyalty. This interactive workshop will be full of practical examples of these tools in action, and will give you the chance to explore what these technologies mean, good or bad, for your company.

25/05/10
Consultative selling - the good, the bad and the salesperson | United Kingdom

Consultative selling - the good, the bad and the salesperson

Nothing happens in business without making sales. Maximising this activity is one of the best things you, as a business owner, can do for your business. Andy Edwards of marketing agency Nine 5 Three brings energy and passion to tell you about: • The good, the bad - and the salesperson • What does your client REALLY want? • The full list of real life business issues • How and why a sale takes place • The difference between Cost and Value • When to introduce solutions • What to do when the sale looks unlikely • The true value of a customer • Customer care as a sales tool For business owners who would like to improve their sales technique in a business to business environment. To book your place on this free event please telephone 0845 0707 747 or email events@businesslinksw.co.uk

25/05/10
Introduction to Direct Marketing (Workshop) | Belgium

Introduction to Direct Marketing (Workshop)

Program : Disappointed by the impact of your advertising campaigns? Discover the power of direct marketing: a marketing approach to guarantee success, focusing on immediate results and directly measurable. A workshop developer, not to be missed if you want to boost the performance of your marketing investments, even if you have a small budget for communication. Speaker: Pierre-Laurent Goethals, specialist in direct marketing, product innovation and copywriting.

25/05/10
Improvement of SMEs Competitiveness in City of Brno | Czech Republic

Improvement of SMEs Competitiveness in City of Brno

The conference is aimed at providing SMEs with information concerning financing enterprise development and export, international events and projects, and possibilities of developing RaD connection.

25/05/10
EU funding programmes in the EU and Third Countries | Germany

EU funding programmes in the EU and Third Countries

The event informs interested persons on different EU funding possibilities. The target group are SME which would like to use EU funding programmes for the first time or have first experiences in these programmes. Individual consultancy is possible at the end.

25/05/10
Express for Sucess - Network of Networks | Ireland

Express for Sucess - Network of Networks

This seminar aimed at owner managers and their key staff is an opportunity to network as well as hear from a selection of speakers who will be giving guidance on how to achieve business sucess in 2010. This event is sponsored by Lalor O'Shea This event has 2 speakers , the first speaker is John Purcell from KCLR whose topic is "See No Evil ... Hear No Evil ... which media works for your business". JohnPurcell presents The Bottom Line, KCLR's programme for and about business in Carlow and Kilkenny. The Second Speaker is Blaise Brosnan of the Management Resource Institiute whose topic is "Supestar ... how to showcase you and your business". Blaise Brosnan has a unique blend of practical top management experience gained over 25 years in his capacity as Chief Executive of a well known National business. In addition to this, he has gained further National and International experience, having successfully completed a portfolio of assignment types in Ireland, U

25/05/10
Entrepreneurship Week 2010 | Sweden

Entrepreneurship Week 2010

Seminar tour arranged by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. Key-note adress by the 2010 recipient of The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (www.e-award.org)

25/05/10
Round table "What Can We Do Better?" | Croatia

Round table "What Can We Do Better?"

Round table will gather representatives of entrepreneurial support institutions from Osijek-Baranja County.

25/05/10 -> 27/05/10
How long does it take to access one kilo of structural funds? | Romania

How long does it take to access one kilo of structural funds?

The participants will be trained on the eligibility regarding the access of the structural funds; the procedure will be presented and also statistical information; the consultants will answer to the questions

25/05/10
Entrepreneurship; should studies be mandatory? | Belgium

Entrepreneurship; should studies be mandatory?

In the framework of the European SMEs Week 2010 taking place from 25 May to 1 June YES - European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs and Generation Europe Foundation are holding a Conference on “Entrepreneurship; should studies be mandatory?” that will be hosted in the premises of TUSIAD Representation Office in Brussels on 25 May. The aim of the conference will be how to spread the entrepreneurial spirit into schools through innovative solutions and ideas starting from the best practices.

25/05/10 -> 01/06/10
Open days of the National Cooperative Museum | Bulgaria

Open days of the National Cooperative Museum

Visitors of the museum will have the opportunity to learn about the history of cooperative movement in Bulgaria and the development of cooperative organizations from the CCU.

25/05/10 -> 27/05/10
The 1st EU–Russia Innovation Forum on the 25 – 27th of May 2010 | Finland

The 1st EU–Russia Innovation Forum on the 25 – 27th of May 2010

The events will take place at the Lappeenranta City Hall and at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. With the strong support of the Prime Minister of Finland and key innovation policy makers and stakeholders, the Forum will be the first high level innovation event between the EU and Russia. The EU–Russia Innovation Forum will gather European and Russian policy makers, business leaders, innovation experts and researchers, providing an outstanding opportunity to help build the future of EU–Russia cooperation in the field of innovation. The Forum will focus on four specific themes: 1. Modernizing our Industries 2. Commercializing Russian Innovations 3. Promoting Energy Efficiency 4. EU–Russia Innovation Collaboration Roadmaps 2010–2013

25/05/10
The European subsides days of firms. | France

The European subsides days of firms.

The objective is to present the EU funds to firms. We will organize this event at Rouen and Yvetot.

25/05/10
Start-Me-Up Programme | Ireland

Start-Me-Up Programme

Launch of Start-Me-Up pilot programme in partnership with FÁS and will encompass a package of Training, Mentoring and Networking.

25/05/10
The Matrix of Selling - Explore your own psychology , change how you sell to get better results. | Ireland

The Matrix of Selling - Explore your own psychology , change how you sell to get better results.

A Women in Business event which will introduce you to your own world of selling and how you create it.

25/05/10
2009 Warmia-Mazury Innovation Leader Contest – Awards Ceremony | Poland

2009 Warmia-Mazury Innovation Leader Contest – Awards Ceremony

2009 Warmia-Mazury Innovation Leader Contest is part of the project «Regional Innovation Support System » coordinated by Warmia – Mazury Regional Development Agency. The 4th Warmia-Mazury Innovation Leader Contest being part of the project «Regional Innovation Support System » organised by Warmia – Mazury Regional Development Agency is held under the Honorary Auspices of the Province’s Marshall Jacek Protas. The objective of the Contest, as the whole RSWI project, is to recognize and promote the innovative entrepreneurs from the territory of Warmia and Mazury for their significant contribution to the region’s economy growth. The contest is addressed to the SME companies doing business within Warmia and Mazury Region. Innovative, dynamic entrepreneurs who can boast introducing innovative solutions during last 3 years are invited to take part in the contest held in two categories: microentrepreneur as well as small and medium entrepreneur. During the Awards Ceremony the

25/05/10
Sustainable Promotion Tools for SME. | Portugal

Sustainable Promotion Tools for SME.

This event aims to promote: - The "ECO-INOVATIONN 2010 Call" and dissemination of best practices. - "The "ECOLABEL" as a voluntary scheme that sets criteria based on the environmental performance of products, with the aim to provide orientation to the adoption of sustainable consumption patterns. - The "ECODESIGN" as an example of a regulamentary instrument that establishes a framework for setting ecodesign requirements for energy-using products, aiming to ensure the free movement of those products within the internal market.

25/05/10 -> 28/05/10
Chatting with Entrepreneurs | Portugal

Chatting with Entrepreneurs

Seminars in which local entrepreneurs present their personal experiences in creating new businesses and exploring entrepreneurial experiences in the Alto Minho region

25/05/10
Internationalisation Day. | Portugal

Internationalisation Day.

The main objective of the event is to enhance and develop the relevance of the Internationalization process as a way to increase competitiveness. In addition, the event will also focus on some priority markets and instruments to support Internationalization.

25/05/10
Create Your Own Business | Portugal

Create Your Own Business

To promote clarification sessions, by presenting to young students and unemployed people of the municipality the Project entitled "Create Your Own Business", aimed at raising awareness of the need to promote creativity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking so that, in the near future, these young people and these unemployed people will be naturally equipped to create their own businesses. The more varied and meaningful experiences that are offered to young and unemployed people, the greater will be their involvement in making decisions about their own educational and professional pathways. Through the presentation of the "Create Your Own Business" Project, the awareness sessions aim to promote the development of a more entrepreneurial culture in young people as a means of investing in the improvement of their skills. Considering that some young and unemployed people who attend secondary schools and vocational training courses are about to enter the world

25/05/10
Young entrepreneurship | Portugal

Young entrepreneurship

This event aims to contribute to foster the entrepreneurship culture in the schools, with a set of activities towards young people and associated stakeholders. It will include share of experiences, awards and ateliers related to new ideas and entrepreneurship.

25/05/10
Info day Eco Innovation | Serbia

Info day Eco Innovation

The event is organized by Enterprise Europe Network Serbia - National Agency for Regional Development as Coordinator together with Ministry of Economy and regional Development and Serbian Chamber of Commerce. Organizators of the event will provide information about call for Eco innovation published by European commission to representatives of SMEs, scientific and research institutions, universities, etc. Participants will have opportunity to get answers to all questions related to subbmission of their proposal.

25/05/10 -> 29/05/10
Exhibiton of the wood products made by students | Slovenia

Exhibiton of the wood products made by students

Students and their tutors will prepare an exhibition of the wood products that will be made at workshops at school.

25/05/10
Management School : Motivating yourself and colleagues | Slovenia

Management School : Motivating yourself and colleagues

- What is motivation? - Tangible and intangible motivators - How do you motivate yourself? - The importance of praise in motivating - Setting goals for yourself and others - Motivation in times of crisis

25/05/10 -> 26/05/10
TRAINING FOR SME'S | Turkey

TRAINING FOR SME'S

FOREIGN TRADE WORKSHOP in the scope of ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK Project

25/05/10
Open day Chamber of Commerce of the Olomouc Region, Workshop "Popularization arbitration court" | Czech Republic

Open day Chamber of Commerce of the Olomouc Region, Workshop "Popularization arbitration court"

Open day Chamber of Commerce of the Olomouc Region, Workshop "Popularization arbitration court"

25/05/10
Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies". | Czech Republic

Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies".

Seminars are focused on the most common problems encountered with the grant recipients from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation face. Attention is devoted to a summary of the most common errors in administration of projects, the rules for holding tenders and appurtenances, which have to include a request for payment. Speakers are Director of SF implementation and coordination of the Department SF, managers and program officers Structural Funds Division.

25/05/10
Enterpreneourship days at Faculty of Economics | Croatia

Enterpreneourship days at Faculty of Economics

Student Business Incubator wants to encourage students to think proactively about entrepreneurship through a few lectures. On Tuesday, the professor Demetri Kantarelis (Assumption College, SAD) will held a lecture on ''Evolution Theory (with emphasis on entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, networks and mutating firms)''. On Wednesday, the guest will be entrepreneur Ivan Miloloža,who will talk about innovations. On Thursday, a representative of the Quaestus group comes to lecture about starting up a business,and how to finance business.

25/05/10
FREE Business , Finance : Financial Planning , Grants Seminar 8 Events throughout Ireland brought to you by Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC, the Irish Taxation Inst | Ireland

FREE Business , Finance : Financial Planning , Grants Seminar 8 Events throughout Ireland brought to you by Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC, the Irish Taxation Institute and the County Enterprise Boards

The area of business finance and grant support can be confusing for many firms as they are unaware of where to access financial and grant information;what form of funding or tax incentives might be available to them or th process involved in accessing and applying for funding or tax reliefs. Firms also need guidance on the formatting of a strategic business plan. This type of planning is not only managing the present but creating the businesses future, by having the right business model in place and focusing resources more effectively. A clear understanding of a businesses core capabilities, strengths and weaknesses need to be understood when putting a strategic plan in place and seeking assitance in this area is key to any business survival. To assist SME's gain a greater understanding in these areas, Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC , the Irish Taxation Institute and the County Enterprise Boards invite you to a FREE seminar to inform you of the supports

25/05/10 -> 01/06/10
AJPES- an indispensable source of information | Slovenia

AJPES- an indispensable source of information

Within the the European Week of entrepreneurship we will organise evetnts in our branches (we have 12 branches in Slovenia) where we will run a presentation of our most important and interesting services: 1. How can you register as an entrepreneur in AJPES? 2. How can you register as a private limited company at AJPES One stop shop contact point.? 3. How can you facilitate your business with use of public information AJPES (iPRS, JOLP, EBR)? 4. How can you protect against insolvency with a credit rating of Slovenian companies - AJPES S. BON? 5. How can you discharge your obligations by participating in a multilateral netting in AJPES? We will give presentation to the visitors of the above topics and answer the question. Visitors will have an opportunity to practically use the services AJPES together with AJPES employees. Event brochures will be prepared for visitors.

25/05/10
Securing Your Energy Supply in a Volatile Market | United Kingdom

Securing Your Energy Supply in a Volatile Market

This event aims to inform businesses about ways to save on costs by generating their own energy. Guest Speakers will present on various topics including - Feed in Tariffs and Smart Grids to remove the confusion about renewable technologies ensuring businesses of all sizes understand the relevance of renewables to their business. There will be advice on the funding streams available to assist businesses in incorpating these technologies. There will also be a thriving business to business marketplace showcasing various renewable technologies allowing delegates the opportunity to meet with specialists in this field.

25/05/10
Selling to Knowsley Council and Beyond | United Kingdom

Selling to Knowsley Council and Beyond

Knowsley MBC in partnership with Due North Ltd are organising a ‘Selling to Knowsley Council and beyond’ event . The event is aimed at any business interested in finding out more about supplying to Knowsley Council and the North West Regional Councils. This event will give businesses the opportunity to gain an insight into local government purchasing and the opportunities for local Knowsley based companies. Businesses will also find out about the North West’s Local Authority Procurement Portal The Chest www.thechest.nwce.uk Tea, Coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided on arrival

25/05/10
The Chartered Institute of Marketing - Access All Areas | United Kingdom

The Chartered Institute of Marketing - Access All Areas

How much help are SMEs really getting from government and elsewhere? This event will consider the options open to them and suggest ways in which companies can position themselves to capitalise on recovery after recession. Presented by Mark Stuart, Head of Research at The Chartered Institute of Marketing. Mark contributes to the annual Marketing Trends Survey that The Institute develops in co-ordination with Ipsos MORI, and much of his work incorporates analysis and interpretations of the Croner Rewards Surveys that The Institute co-develops. He chairs panels and debates for The Institute and speaks regularly on the themes of innovation, sustainability, brands and communications. He is a featured contributor to The FT Handbook of Management (3rd Edition) and writes for Chief Executive Officer, Excellence in Leadership, Finance Director Europe and The Marketer. This is a joint event with the Federation of Small Businesses. Registration is from 18:00, the event starts at 19

25/05/10 -> 01/06/10
Open days - System for Business Assessment | Croatia

Open days - System for Business Assessment

Presentation of SBA services in Karlovac County Chamber of Economy. The SBA is a new and improved service of CCE-County Chamber Karlovac, which offers professional assistance and consultancy in establishing a company, choosing the most favourable financial sources, creating projections for expected future business results, as well as designing technical and organizational models of support in improving business functions.

25/05/10 -> 27/05/10
Business start-Seminar in Berlin | Germany

Business start-Seminar in Berlin

In our founders seminar you will learn all the necessary information you need to start his own business. Language: German

25/05/10 -> 27/05/10
Business start-Seminar in Leipzig | Germany

Business start-Seminar in Leipzig

In our founders seminar you will learn all the necessary information you need to start his own business. Language: German

25/05/10
Trade finance possibilities. | Lithuania

Trade finance possibilities.

Trade finance possibilities.

25/05/10
Celebrating Creativity | Malta

Celebrating Creativity

Activity with students

25/05/10
Information Mobile Unit | Malta

Information Mobile Unit

Leading and successful entrepreneurs together with strategic people from relevant government deapartments, authorities and agencies will visit different post-secondary schools in the morning and University and four thriving business localities in the afternoon. Entrepreneurs for the morning sessions will be chosen according to the audience being addressed.

25/05/10
Business Speed Dating | Malta

Business Speed Dating

Business Speed Dating Event in collaboration with Junior Chamber International

25/05/10 -> 26/05/10
9th Open Forum for Technology Transfer and Innovation | Romania

9th Open Forum for Technology Transfer and Innovation

Already at its 9th edition, The Open Forum for Innovation and Technological Transfer has managed to establish a beautiful tradition on the R,D scene in Romania, representing the highest platform of discussion and cooperation for institutions acting in this field: local and central authorities, research-development units, universities, small and medium sized enterprises and other catalyst institutions: ITT centers, chambers of commerce, etc. This year, during a two-day event, the Forum will tackle a broad subject concerning the innovation and technological transfer entities in relation to the development of competitive clusters in Romania. Among the topics addressed, we can mention the outcome of the comprehensive “cluster mapping” exercise run by The Ministry of Economy and GTZ and, the importance of the cathalyst institutions: Romanian Network of Innovation and Technological Transfer (RENITT) and The Enterprise European Network etc. A special attention will be paid on a clus

25/05/10
Flexible Support for Business Development | United Kingdom

Flexible Support for Business Development

An business support event to inspire businesses in Wales to progress to the next stage in its growth. Featuring keynote speaker, innovation guru Max McKeown

25/05/10
Tradelinks 2 Networking Event | Ireland

Tradelinks 2 Networking Event

This networking event is intended specifically for Local Enterprise Agency and County Enterprise Board Chief Executives, Business Advisors and staff involved in the delivery of the Tradelinks 2 programme. The session will focus on business development programmes being delivered by these agencies including cross-border activities, the business sectors which are strong in each LEA,CEB region and through this identify potential business linkage opportunities for Tradelinks clients. In addition, there will also be a break-away session for CEOs to discuss the possibilities of forming partnerships for upcoming Interreg IVA, IVB and IVC projects.

25/05/10
Challenges and opportunities | Hungary

Challenges and opportunities

A Hungarian SME WEEK National Opening Conference

25/05/10
“Finansing of innovative ideas” | Poland

“Finansing of innovative ideas”

Enterprise Europe Network in Torun and Higher Vocational State School in Wloclawek are orginising a seminar titled “Finansing of innovative ideas” that will take place on 25 may 2010 in Wloclawek. The seminar is addressed both to everyone who wants to set up a business and to entrepreneurs from kuyavian-pomeranian voivodship that are interested in obtaining funds for innovative projects. The issues that will be raised during the event mainly concern possibilities of acquiring funds for financing innovative ideas and solutions in business

25/05/10
Jatkoon -seminaari | Finland

Jatkoon -seminaari

Oletko ajatellut aloittaa yritystoiminnan yritysoston kautta? Yrittäjä, oletko ajatellut luopuvasi yrityksestäsi? Seminaari on oivallinen tapa tulla kuulemaan, miten saat yrityksesi jatkoon, mitä seikkoja jatkajan olisi syytä ottaa huomioon yrityskauppaa suunnitellessaan ja miten sinun jatkajana tulisi kehittää osaamistasi esimerkiksi johtamisen osalta.

25/05/10
Visits of entrepreneurs from six Εuropean countries to European School III to speak with children in their linguistic sections. | Belgium

Visits of entrepreneurs from six Εuropean countries to European School III to speak with children in their linguistic sections.

Six entrepreneurs featuring in the European Commission's brochure "The Secret of Success, 2010 - The many faces of European Entrepreneurship" will be talking to students in 5th year secondary about their personal experience in becoming an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs from Austria, Greece, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK are expected to be visiting their respective linguistic section.

25/05/10 -> 01/06/10
Electronic provision of information to enterprises in the area Thessaly and Central Greece. | Greece

Electronic provision of information to enterprises in the area Thessaly and Central Greece.

Electronic provision of information, about Enterprise Europe Network -Hellas and the services provided, to enterprises in the area of Thessaly and Central Greece. Ability to request information on business issues via the Association's website.

25/05/10
Accessing and Using EU Innovation Supports | Ireland

Accessing and Using EU Innovation Supports

This seminar will focus on the different aspects of enterprise development and aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of how Irish companies can access and make use of EU Innovation supports – the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development or the Structural Funds; the financial instruments of the EIB such as JEREMIE: how to access the 8 billion Euro that Europe spends annually on international cooperation; and what are the rules of state aid for SMEs. This seminar will use explanation and example to illustrate how Irish enterprise can and should avail of EU support programmes to grow, reinforce their competitiveness, and boost employment. A panel of European experts will join their Irish counterparts in a series of enlightening presentations.

25/05/10
The Intellectual Property Day at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - "KIT A8 International Patents" | Portugal

The Intellectual Property Day at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - "KIT A8 International Patents"

KIT A8 is a training program which identifies the main differences between the two international ways of patent application and explains the procedures related with the subject.

25/05/10
Competitiveness Meetings – 1st Working Session with companies of Aveiro Region | Portugal

Competitiveness Meetings – 1st Working Session with companies of Aveiro Region

Integrated in “IAPMEI Competitiveness Meetings”, this initiative aims at promoting the discussion of local companies’ needs, finding solutions to foster the region’s entrepreneurial tissue. By inviting to the debate entrepreneurs, associations and other business’ actors, this Meeting intends to facilitate cooperation’ dynamics and explore business opportunities for local SMEs.

25/05/10
SME: Towards Innovation and Technological Internationalization | Portugal

SME: Towards Innovation and Technological Internationalization

Inserted into the theme of "European SME Week", this event on Innovation and Technological Internationalisation will be held in partnership between the ATEC - Training Academy, Adi and Enterprise Europe Network PT. The event, which will provide a space for reflection and discussion on these issues, will also the aim of to present to the companies the the national networks of support for the participation in European projects and partnerships and mechanisms for internationalization in the area of technology.

25/05/10
The importance of colours and graphical design in business | Slovenia

The importance of colours and graphical design in business

- Creative cases of color theory - Advantages and disadvantages of using colors at power point presentation and webpages - Colors as an important tool for effective communication with the public - How to create a colourful presentation, which will attract the audience?

25/05/10
Open Days of the Technology Park Ljubljana | Slovenia

Open Days of the Technology Park Ljubljana

General Information about Tehnology park Ljubljana Presentation of Technology Park Ljubjana How to become a member Services of Technology park Ljubljana The advantages and benefits of membership

25/05/10
Business rules about clothing | Slovenia

Business rules about clothing

The fact is that everybody are evaluated on the basis of signals sent by clothing, accessories, fragrance, body language, voice, color ... it is good that our image is deliberate. Should be a reflection of our personality traits. Adapted to different business opportunities and our position.

25/05/10
What can be delivered from sales, development of sales skills and techniques - a practical demonstration of the benefit | Slovenia

What can be delivered from sales, development of sales skills and techniques - a practical demonstration of the benefit

- Able to inspire the buyers at different times - Know what is an excellent structured sales presentations - Know how to actively listen and be more aware of their own communication style - Know how to overcome objections

25/05/10
Active advertising | Slovenia

Active advertising

- How to achieve that clients play with our ads and give them a few minutes? - How to actively advertise and with fewer resources achieve greater efficiency? - How to advertise differently from the competition?

25/05/10 -> 27/05/10
EU PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT | Turkey

EU PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT

Target Group: This three-day training course is designed for SMEs in the region, , public officials,NGO’s, project managers, in EC-funded programmes and projects. Description: The course is an introduction to the Project Cycle Management (PCM). PCM is the standard procedure to carry out programmes and projects. It is the official tool required by the European Commission and many bilateral donors and follows a sequence based on specific phases. This tutorial intends to explain PCM approach focusing on theoretical and practical analysis of all project phases (programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and audit). It is divided in two parts: All the project phases including the relevant tools Logical Framework Approach, the basic tool for project development. Participants will follow the whole evolution of the project cycle and have the opportunity to get a first-hand knowledge of the necessary tools through practical e

25/05/10
Evening Business briefing session | United Kingdom

Evening Business briefing session

Liverpool City Council wanted to find out from local businesses in the Clubmore area what they think about local trading conditions in order to identify priorities for improvement. LCC also wanted to find out what potential there is among traders for working together to support each other and the local economy. As a result of a Business traders survey 51 local businesses indicated an interest in finding out more information in forming their own Traders Association. Two events are being organised week commencing the 25th May( European SME Week) a breakfast event and early evening event to give local traders an opportunity to gain more information

25/05/10
Understanding Framework Programme 7 | United Kingdom

Understanding Framework Programme 7

Framework Programme Seven is the largest European grant available however the application process can often be a complex and time consuming procedure. In order to raise awareness of the Programme and the application process Enterprise Europe Network North East is running a series of half day workshops over the forthcoming months to help you better understand the requirements of FP7 and help you participate.

25/05/10
The Entrepreneur Programme - WORKSHOP 1: “Get the Success Factor” | United Kingdom

The Entrepreneur Programme - WORKSHOP 1: “Get the Success Factor”

This is the first in a series of workshops brought to you by CPI’s Innovation Accelerator. The mission of the Innovation Accelerator is to support the growth of Process Industry SMEs through its Market Sector Specialists, its customised Incubator assets and specialist workshops on Entrepreneurial Skills and High Growth. See our flyer: http:,,www.uk-cpi.com,3_pages,emailers,2010,innovationaccelerator,workshop1,

25/05/10
Seminar on SME support to internationalization and VAT 2010 | France

Seminar on SME support to internationalization and VAT 2010

Information on SME support to internationalization and the new VAT rules 2010

25/05/10
AJPES- an indispensable source of information | Slovenia

AJPES- an indispensable source of information

Within the the European Week of entrepreneurship we will organise evetnts in our branch Maribor where we will run a presentation of our most important and interesting services: 1. How can you register as an entrepreneur in AJPES? 2. How can you register as a private limited company at AJPES One stop shop contact point.? 3. How can you facilitate your business with use of public information AJPES (iPRS, JOLP, EBR)? 4. How can you protect against insolvency with a credit rating of Slovenian companies - AJPES S. BON? 5. How can you discharge your obligations by participating in a multilateral netting in AJPES? We will give presentation to the visitors of the above topics and answer the question. Visitors will have an opportunity to practically use the services AJPES together with AJPES employees. Event brochures will be prepared for visitors.

25/05/10
Bringing your Business Forward-Enterprenreneurship Forum 2010 | Ireland

Bringing your Business Forward-Enterprenreneurship Forum 2010

A forum aimed at innovative new companies and individuals with business ideas. The forum will provide a one-stop-shop source of information on the supports available to potential entrepreneurs in Galway

25/05/10
TRUST FOR BUSINESSES. HOW IT IS PRODUCED, HOW TO PRESERVE | Italy

TRUST FOR BUSINESSES. HOW IT IS PRODUCED, HOW TO PRESERVE

Under the program Confindustria "One hundred years of business. For Italy", dedicated to the anniversary celebration for the centenary of the association, Confindustria L'Aquila Section of Advanced Services and Tertiary promotes an event on the theme of trust for business. The initiative will be implemented during the week of European SMEs (25 May to 1 June 2010) and in liaison with the appointments of promoting the second edition of the "Fiera della Conoscenza". As well known trust is the most interesting indicators of the wealth of a nation: the countries with low levels of interpersonal trust are among the poorest, restricting the movement of investments, ideas and resources. In addition, the trust is the first gift of the new world leader, and has been estimated that 13 different behaviors that can generate self-confidence, relationships, businesses, market and social. Structure of the meeting: screening of three short films (approximately 10

25/05/10
Europe in Province Tools and strategies to support growth, competitiveness and innovation within the EU : The Program Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs | Italy

Europe in Province Tools and strategies to support growth, competitiveness and innovation within the EU : The Program Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Illustrating the initiative Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs in the context of EU programmes and tools to support growth, competitiveness and innovation. The conference will particularly focus on the role of Provinces as dialogue facilitators among the various array of actors for the local development.

25/05/10
RFId (Radio Frequency Identification): state of the art and role of the university labs | Italy

RFId (Radio Frequency Identification): state of the art and role of the university labs

The RFId systems (Radio Frequency Identification) are more and more utilised also by SMEs to optimise internal processes, mainly in logistics and production, and to promote collaboration between companies and supply chain. Taking into consideration the efforts made by different Italian Universities that had activated some RFId labs, the seminar will introduce, under a strategic organizational and technological perspective, a framework of reference on the adoption of RFId systems in Italy, proposing, at the same time, a set of considerations about the role of university labs. Lab#ID, the RFId lab of Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, will introduce his “business model” and will explain the main characteristics of the 30 RFId projects it has done in order to derive ideas on the trends, both applicative and technological, emerging from these experiences. A further analysis will be dedicated to the 80 RFId projects that were put forward as a candidate to the first an second edit

25/05/10
Entrepreneurship in times of crisis | Portugal

Entrepreneurship in times of crisis

The aim of the event is to share knowledge of entrepreneurship practices and to be aware of the critical success factors for an entrepreneur. As well as to develop the entrepreneurial spirit in times of crisis.

25/05/10 -> 26/05/10
FINANCE FORUM 2010 | Romania

FINANCE FORUM 2010

The Most Important Finance and Insurance Event in Central , Southeast Europe

25/05/10
Aspecte privind dreptul muncii - in Romania si Uniunea Europeana | Romania

Aspecte privind dreptul muncii - in Romania si Uniunea Europeana

Seminarul se adreseaza reprezentantilor IMM-urilor, asociatiilor profesionale,consultantilor pe probleme de legislatia muncii,juristi, avocati Se vor prezenta aspecte ,noutati legislative referitoare la dreptul muncii in Romania si UE, reteaua EURES-mobilitatea lucratorilor in spatiul European, reglementari privind detasarea lucratorilor romani in spatiul UE si a lucratorilor cetateni UE, in Romania

25/05/10
Open day - Podjetniški center Slovenj Gradec | Slovenia

Open day - Podjetniški center Slovenj Gradec

business support services

25/05/10
"Women Entrepreneur : fashion or society phenomenon ?" | France

"Women Entrepreneur : fashion or society phenomenon ?"

The theme retained for this event is women entrepreneurship and leadership in French SMEs. Our will, by organizing this meeting, is to exceed clichés, to confront the representations of the place of women in the company, and possibly to conceive that beyond the genre, the skills and individual specificities are the common vectors of success in entrepreneurship.

25/05/10
EUROSTARS the championship league of RTDI intensive SMEs | Iceland

EUROSTARS the championship league of RTDI intensive SMEs

Iceland will organise a national Eurostars SME Programme - EEN Day at the start of the SME Week on 25 May 2010, starting 08.30. This breakfast meeting has been widely advertised in the media and on partner websites. It will take place at the premises of the Federation of Icelandic Industries, with a special invitation to members of the Federation of Icelandic spin-off companies. Two Icelandic Eurostars projects VisuaLice and HydroPro will be presented, along with the procedures for Eurostars and the EEN network. The presentations will be in Icelandic.

25/05/10 -> 27/05/10
Training on Tourism Marketing | Albania

Training on Tourism Marketing

Training with Tourism operators in order to transform vulnerable points of toursim into potential ones.

25/05/10
Information session "Doing business with Ukrain and Kazachstan" | Belgium

Information session "Doing business with Ukrain and Kazachstan"

During this event you will learn about opportunities and formalities of both countries. Specific financial and banking aspects will also be adressed, among with marketing approach. An entrepreneur will give you information on his experiences.

25/05/10
Entrepreneur Day and European Day For Small and Medium Size Companies 2010 in Graus | Spain

Entrepreneur Day and European Day For Small and Medium Size Companies 2010 in Graus

Conferences and technical practices

25/05/10 -> 26/05/10
The Guide Lines of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs for the G20 - Young Business Summit. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. | Italy

The Guide Lines of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs for the G20 - Young Business Summit. Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Welcome: Cristiano Todde - President Confindustria Sardegna GI Simone Colombo - President Confindustria Sardegna Meridionale GGI Giovanni Soffietti, Organizer G20 Young Business Summit 2010 – Confindustria South Sardinia GGI. Speakers: 1 – The role of the enterprise to develop the research; Davide Canavesio, Sherpa G20 Italy - Saet Group. 2 – The spill-over role of young enterprises from the research world to the market. Stefano Bandini, Golden Calor Srl. 3 - CASE STUDY The success of ICT in Europe: from the research activities of CRS4 to Video On Line and Tiscali. Mario Mariani, Innovation and Research Committee of Confindustria SM - The Net Value Srl. DIBATE: The importance of the exchange experience between young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs among sectors and different nations. Topics to be discussed and developed during the round table: - Access to credit for young entrepreneurs, with innovative ideas, but with lack of capital. Laboratory

25/05/10
Credits for SME | Italy

Credits for SME

Credits for SME

25/05/10
Open lecture for students - "Establish Your business in Ukmerge". | Lithuania

Open lecture for students - "Establish Your business in Ukmerge".

The preparatory stage of this event - it is meeting with young people at schools and giving them initial information about how to start business in Ukmerge city. Also telling them what kind of character must be a businessman and how tourism and business information center could help them with this. Main activity of this event – open practical business lesson “Create your business in Ukmerge city”. Target group - young people (16-29 years old) who live in Ukmerge region. The aim is to engage young people to create their own business. This practical lesson will be held by business leaders of Ukmerge.

25/05/10
SMEs, the gears with economic power | Austria

SMEs, the gears with economic power

Formal signing of a cooperation agreement between the Economic Chamber of Lower Austria (Crafts and Trades Division), the Chamber of Commerce of Karlsruhe and Basel Land. Priorities for future cooperation between these three interest groups will be:labor, energy and exchange of specialists

25/05/10
Russian Market and Economic Relationship Between Turkey,Russia | Turkey

Russian Market and Economic Relationship Between Turkey,Russia

Information about Russian market will be introduced to domestic businessmen,enterpreneurs.

25/05/10
Conference about the credit facilities for SME's | Turkey

Conference about the credit facilities for SME's

This conference aims to help businessmen to learn about the possible credit sources for their businesses.

25/05/10 -> 01/06/10
Business School helps firms see the future more clearly with free licences for its 'Clarity' business diagnostic tool | United Kingdom

Business School helps firms see the future more clearly with free licences for its 'Clarity' business diagnostic tool

MMU is waiving a £200 user fee to offer unlimited licences throughout European SME week (25th May – 1st June) for smaller firms to use its Clarity business diagnostic tool. Clarity is an online self-assessment management tool designed to unlock barriers to business growth. The software covers six key management areas of marketing, people, innovation, operations, finance and regulations. Clarity helps you: - gain an instant visual business snapshot. - understand which areas of the business are receiving most investment in terms of finances and resources. - identify areas of the business that require increased focus. - enhance competitive advantage and sustainability. Clarity creator Mike Bull comments, “All our tools are conversation aids, designed with simplicity and time in mind. I really wanted to create a diagnostic approach that puts the busy business owner at the centre to take control of their analysis. Clarity doesn’t prescribe to owner managers what t

25/05/10 -> 31/05/10
EU SME Week Display | United Kingdom

EU SME Week Display

We will be putting a display in the libray informing the public about EU SME week. There will be lots of information and leaflets for the public to read and take away.

25/05/10 -> 31/07/10
EBC*L – Business Accounting Knowledge for free | The Netherlands

EBC*L – Business Accounting Knowledge for free

EBC*L – the European Business Competence Licence - will provide Dutch small and medium sized enterprises with a two-weeks access for free to its distinguished e-learning programme “SmartBoxx EBC*L E-learning”. Thereby we clear the way for you and your employees to an exciting access to accounting. Background of the EBC*L-Initiative for enhanced economical knowledge: In 2009 more than 8.000 enterprises throughout The Netherlands fell into bankruptcy. – That is the bad news. The good news is, that the largest part of those insolvencies could be prevented by accurate business management decisions. Income statements and the accounting of an enterprise are the basis of such decisions. Unfortunately many small entrepreneurs lack of the necessary business management “munition” in order to interpret the annual balance sheets submitted by the accountant and draw the right conclusions.

25/05/10
SME Week 2010 Roadshow | Finland

SME Week 2010 Roadshow

EU project and entrepreneur Information Roadshow at Ylivieskan Region Finland.

26/05/10
Brokerage Event on Environmental Technolgye | Spain

Brokerage Event on Environmental Technolgye

In the Framework of the 20th Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe), CITAndalucía as a formal partner of Enterprise Europe - CESEAND in cooperation with the Sector Group Environment from the Enterprise Europe Network is organizing a Brokerage Event on Environmental Technologies, that is going to be held in Seville, 26th May 2010. The objetive of this brokerage event is to provide a platform to enable initial contacts between potential partners in the environmental field all over Europe. As an event focus on Environmental Technologies, innovations and further developments in all fields of environment will be considered, covering the following topics: - Climate change and environmental quality - Environmental chemistry - Emerging Pollutants - Handling, monitoring and remediation of pollution - Marine Environment - Nanomaterials - Biodiversity - Recovery and Recycling - Waste Management - Water Pollution , Treatment

26/05/10
Email Marketing – new business for low cost | United Kingdom

Email Marketing – new business for low cost

Join the e-mail marketing revolution and boost business at very little cost. This workshop explores how to improve the use of email and the web so that they work as successful marketing tools.

26/05/10
Creating a First Class Customer Service - Making Customers Count | United Kingdom

Creating a First Class Customer Service - Making Customers Count

Customers are the life blood of any business and this seminar tells you how to keep them once you have got them and deliver the level of customer care that makes them want to buy again and again. Your existing customers are among the most important assets of your business - they have already chosen you instead of your competitors. Keeping their custom costs far less than attracting new business, so it's worth taking steps to make sure that they're satisfied with the service they

26/05/10
nline Social Networks – reaching out to new customers | United Kingdom

nline Social Networks – reaching out to new customers

Market to tens-of-thousands of potential customers – virtually FREE. Social Networks (Myspace, Facebook, Bebo, Twitter, Youtube and the rest) are communities of millions of people, all revealing who they are and what they do and do not like. There is clearly great potential for business and, with the right knowledge, you can make the most of the massive opportunity social networking represents. Avoid the pitfalls and make the right moves and your business can rapidly gather a loyal and ever growing community of potential customers. This workshop will show you how your business can reap the benefits of the social networking phenomena - with just a little time and effort and, best of all, practically no cost.

26/05/10
Funding and Business Support | United Kingdom

Funding and Business Support

Lunch time event, will include networking opportunities and guest speakers The event will be a joint venture with Liverpool John Moores University

26/05/10
Women in Business - Networking Lunch, with Guest Speaker | United Kingdom

Women in Business - Networking Lunch, with Guest Speaker

A lunchtime of informal networking over a glass of champagne and a buffet lunch, with a guest speaker discussing 'PR on a Budget'. This is a joint event hosted by Enterprise Europe Network North West and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Places are limited and at a cost of £29.50 (inc VAT) to Chamber members and £59.00 to non members. To reserve your place please contact Linda Mulvey on 0161 875 2325.

26/05/10
Together for the economy! | Hungary

Together for the economy!

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Fejér County (CCI Fejér) and the Young Entrepreneurs Association (FIVOSZ) event focused on current economic issues and the Lobbying.

26/05/10
Business support in Pirkanmaa | Finland

Business support in Pirkanmaa

Examples of support practices

26/05/10
SMEs and Standardization - Online Conference | Belgium

SMEs and Standardization - Online Conference

Get to know the European Standardization system and understand the benefits of standards. When registering to the event please mention 'SME Webinar+the chosen date'. More information with regards the Webinars will be available in May on www.cenelec.eu,go,sme

26/05/10
Promotion of the EU products through "Made in" and Quality brands | Belgium

Promotion of the EU products through "Made in" and Quality brands

At present, the European Community has no legislation on the use of origin marking for industrial products. In this regard, the initiative developed by Unioncamere del Veneto (i.e. the Association of Veneto's Chambers of Commerce) and the Croatian Chamber of Economy will focus on origin marking regulation, notoriously known as “Made in”. The event will gather representatives from the European institutions, industry, trade unions and consumer organizations in order to provide an overview on the actual state of the regulation progress. Moreover, the Croatian brands "Croatian Quality" and "Croatian Creation" will be presented and will be shown what are the needs and expectations of a candidate country on this matter. Also, the event will actively involve industry representatives with the purpose to address issues on how origin marking can favour the industry as well as to improve consumer protection and EU competitiveness. The conference will be followed by an

26/05/10
Trades in Europe: Working in Austria and Switzerland | Germany

Trades in Europe: Working in Austria and Switzerland

Information session on the business opportunities and specific features of small-scale services in Austria and Switzerland

26/05/10
Helping SMEs to implement eBusiness | France

Helping SMEs to implement eBusiness

Presentation of the findings of the CEN Focus Group eSME, the EU 2010-13 standardization action plan, the EEN (European Enterprise Network) and eBSN (European eBusiness Support Network)

26/05/10
Innovation Workshops - Innovation Funding Opportunities | United Kingdom

Innovation Workshops - Innovation Funding Opportunities

The Enterprise Europe Network North West team will be holding a series of workshops that are designed to give SMEs guidance on various aspects of innovation. The second workshop in the series of three; Innovation Funding Opportunities will include presentations from both the NWDA and HMRC. The workshop will be preceded by an SME Week Networking Lunch. To reserve your place, please contact Linda Mulvey: 0161 875 2325.

26/05/10
Enterprise Europe Network - Networking Lunch | United Kingdom

Enterprise Europe Network - Networking Lunch

A networking lunch to celebrate SME Week 2010. The purpose of the networking event is to promote SME's and Enterprise across the Northwest, to facilitate networking opportunites amongst businesses and to raise the awareness of the assistance available to entrepreneurs with EEN Business Advisers on hand to discuss any issues or opportunities. To reserve your place, call Linda Mulvey: 0161 875 2325.

26/05/10
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN MY HEAD | Croatia

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN MY HEAD

Student organization EWoB (Entrepreneurs Without Borders) from University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek will jointly with students from other Faculties organize a little fair. There will be 5 stands and every one of them will have another theme: Entrepreneurship through my eyes (photographs of successful local entrepreneurs), Family Business (presentation of the importance of family businesses), Women Entrepreneurship (importance of women entrepreneurship and problems that they face in every day business) , Innovations (innovations made by our students) and Stress relief (workshop on reduce stress effects). Stands will be set up in the great hall of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek where is great circulation of students and professors. In the meantime we will organize debate under theme "How to develop a career in an SME", where owners of SMEs as employers and students as their future employees will talk about expectations from both

26/05/10
Helping SMEs to implement eBusiness | France

Helping SMEs to implement eBusiness

The final report and tutorial on ebusiness standards will be presented. The EU policies in support of ICT for SMES, the European Commission's 2010-2013 work programme on ICT standardization, the European eBusiness support Network and Enterpise Support Network will be presented.

26/05/10
High Level Conference: "Innovation, Start-up and New Technolgies: The Future of Economics Relations between Europe and Japan they pass by innovative SMEs?" | France

High Level Conference: "Innovation, Start-up and New Technolgies: The Future of Economics Relations between Europe and Japan they pass by innovative SMEs?"

Five speakers will present a panel of opinion relative to SMEs acces to Japanese market; - Presentation of the European Inovation Policy to the benefits of European SMEs - The key targets of the EU-Japan industrial cooperation - The Toyota Design Process: keys to understand how Toyota is able to innovate continuously - From innovation to market : the European Experience - Which sectors and technologies are keystones to boost EU-Japan cooperation ?

26/05/10
Open Innovation : find technological and commercial european partners | France

Open Innovation : find technological and commercial european partners

Individual meetings for the firms with advisors from the Enterprise Europe Network. Objectives : find partners in Europe for research and development projects or the commercialisation of new products or services

26/05/10
Create or take over a company : a challenge for entrepreneurs ? | France

Create or take over a company : a challenge for entrepreneurs ?

Information session for creation and taking over companies

26/05/10 -> 28/05/10
Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce Forum - Tenth edition | Italy

Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce Forum - Tenth edition

The Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce Forum gathers the Presidents of Italian and foreign Chambers of Commerce members of the AIC Forum network, from Trieste to Brindisi, form Slovenia to Greece. The town of Ancona, seat of the local Chamber of Commerce, will host the event. The main theme of the tenth Forum’s Edition will be the Small Business Act, with specific focuses on access to credit and innovation. Influential speakers both European and national will be invited to take part in the event.

26/05/10
Germany day | The Netherlands

Germany day

During a major symposium prominent speakers from the Netherlands and Germany will present their views on the mutual economic relations and opportunities for bilateral cooperation. What are the main opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs? What are the biggest challenges? How could the Dutch - German partnership could be further enhanced? In two workshops specific market opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs, and financial aspects of doing business with and in Germany will be discussed. In an information market, several parties are present who can help you with your activities in Germany.

26/05/10
International paying traffic | The Netherlands

International paying traffic

Seminar concerning international payment possibilities and the most important aspects of the Letter of Credit.

26/05/10
Awards for outstanding standardisation initiatives for SMEs to be presented at the event “90 Years of Standardisation in Austria” | Austria

Awards for outstanding standardisation initiatives for SMEs to be presented at the event “90 Years of Standardisation in Austria”

The year 2010 marks the 90th anniversary of standardisation in Austria — a unique success story: for the Austrian Standards Institute, but first and foremost for the economy and especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This means success for all those who apply standards and contribute to the development of standards and specifications. The Austrian Standards Institute will honour exemplary, outstanding commitment that particularly benefits SMEs within the framework of the European SME Week 2010.

26/05/10
Conference 'Support for innovative enterprises - new perspectives' | Poland

Conference 'Support for innovative enterprises - new perspectives'

The pillar of the conference will be the theme of innovation in its different forms and support available to innovative enterprises. Among speakers one can find representatives of the European Commission, public authorities, experts in the field of innovation, experts from banking sector and support organizations. The conference will be accompanied by the expert tables organized by the following institutions: - Polish Agency for Enterprise Development - Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the UE - Polish Bank Association and Contact Point for CIP 'Financial Instruments' - GPW SA New Connect - Polish Private Equity Association

26/05/10 -> 27/05/10
Entrepreneurship Training Program for Woman Entrepreneurs | Turkey

Entrepreneurship Training Program for Woman Entrepreneurs

Konya Woman Entrepreneurship Desk (KAGIM) is organizing this training program. The prgram aims to provide women entrepreneurs needed information in the process of establisihing their business. In this framework, women will be trained on the preparation of all their business plan. Training will take place on 26-27 May 2010.

26/05/10
Student Enter-prize event and a Business Networking Lunch | United Kingdom

Student Enter-prize event and a Business Networking Lunch

An enterprise showcase event for students with the opportunity of winning a £500 prize. There will also be a Business Networking Lunch with Professor David Weir, Head of Liverpool Hope University's Business School, as the keynote speaker, which will run from 12noon - 2p.m.

26/05/10
How to export your expertise into Europe | United Kingdom

How to export your expertise into Europe

• Do you work in the services industry? • Are you looking to expand your service-based business into international markets but not sure how to go about it? Then come along to Enterprise Europe Yorkshire’s free breakfast seminar on ‘How to export your expertise into Europe’. The seminar will provide practical advice and tips to companies and professional individuals who are considering moving into international markets. Throughout the course of the briefing, speakers from various organisations and government bodies will take you through the process of setting up an international service business. A speaker from the EU Market Access Unit will be detailing how new European legislation now makes it easier to sell your service in Europe then ever before. Other business support organisations will also give practical advice on the carrying out of effective market research and the important cultural and linguistic implications to consider when trading abroad. F

26/05/10
Generating new business by phone | United Kingdom

Generating new business by phone

EVENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Event specific content includes the following criteria: How the telephone could be your most valuable tool How to take the fear out of cold calling Tips on finding new customers, breaking the ice and sealing the deal How to develop a dynamic client base, just by picking up the phone Delegates will leave with workable tools and a bible of telephone techniques from this event

26/05/10
Everything you ever wanted to know about Marketing…but were afraid to ask! | United Kingdom

Everything you ever wanted to know about Marketing…but were afraid to ask!

Join Business Link for an exciting and informative FREE marketing seminar, supported on the day by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. This seminar will help you to take a fresh look at your marketing and what it can do for your business. It will give you tools and techniques to make your advertising and promotions more cost effective and successful. You will go away with a number of new ideas on how to reach your customers. What subjects will be covered? - What is Marketing? - 40 Top Marketing Tips to help your business stand out from the crowd - How to promote your unique selling point and your position in the market place - How to make your marketing budget go further - What marketing will work best for your business and what pitfalls to avoid - How to build customer loyalty - How to develop a distinctive identity or ‘brand’ for your business - Choosing the right medium for your business - Practical and easy to create marketing techniques - The good, the bad and the ug

26/05/10
"When I Grow Up - The Story of an Entrepreneur" | Romania

"When I Grow Up - The Story of an Entrepreneur"

"When I Grow Up - The Story of an Entrepreneur" is about inspiring young people to take on the challenges of becoming entrepreneurs. There is considerable potential waiting to be exploited, and the aim of the conference is exactly that: to reveal that potential, enhance it and use it to create the premises for new start-ups created by young people, with the help of local role models whose inspirational entrepreneurial stories demonstrate that there is a way to everything. We believe that a successful career is based on passion, talent, professionalism and hand-on education and we want to share this with as many Romanian young people as possible. As such, this kick-off event invites four entrepreneurs in four different areas of activity to share their stories starting from the line “When I was young, I wanted to be…” and thus to become mentors for and guide the steps of young people into their professional life as entrepreneurs.

26/05/10
R,D, innovation opportunities and key issues in transport sector. Information Event on Transport (including Aeronautic) area of the Seventh Framework Programme | Spain

R,D, innovation opportunities and key issues in transport sector. Information Event on Transport (including Aeronautic) area of the Seventh Framework Programme

The main goal of this event is the promotion of the participation of SME, companies and other R,D and innovation actors from Castilla y León region in the Seventh Framework Programme (7FP), specially in the Transport (including Aeronautic) area. This event is focused on informing SMEs about the available support at European level in the Seventh Framework Programme, and also at regional level through the actions related to R,D and innovation promotion that are currently developed by ADEuropa Foundation. New issues and topics in Transport Work Programme, practical aspects for the proposals preparation and sucess stories from regional entities participating in 7PM will be some of the main topics during this event.

26/05/10
IV COMMERCIAL MEETING OF YOUNG BUSINESSMEN | Spain

IV COMMERCIAL MEETING OF YOUNG BUSINESSMEN

This event will assemble hundreds of businessmen and businesswomen of the whole national territory, having for aim facilitate, stimulate and stir the relations into action of commercial and of collaboration of all our partners. The Commercial Meeting is directed all the young persons businessmen belonging to any of the Associations of Young Businessmen of the national territory. Regarding the type of companies, it will be possible inscribe any company, independently of the sector of activity to which it belongs, being formed as a multisectorial meeting where it will be able to be offered or any product or service to be demanded.

26/05/10
Entrepreneurship Week 2010 | Sweden

Entrepreneurship Week 2010

Seminar tour arranged by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. Key-note adress by the 2010 recipient of The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (www.e-award.org)

26/05/10
Open day "The Franchise Centre" | Croatia

Open day "The Franchise Centre"

Presentation of The Franchise Centre (part of Centre for Entrepreneurship) and free counseling about all aspects of franchise business

26/05/10
The current and planned services of enterprise promotion agencies, their support for enterprises and their suggestions for the elaboration of the new government’s SME development policy | Hungary

The current and planned services of enterprise promotion agencies, their support for enterprises and their suggestions for the elaboration of the new government’s SME development policy

All enterprise promotion agencies operating in the county (business representative organisations of enterprises, chambers, agencies for enterprise development and regional development, development associations, authorities) briefly introduce their services, support programmes and plans to entrepreneurs. The participating organisations and the entrepreneurs put down recommendations for the desired direction of enterprise support. At the end of the event the participants agree to accept a proposal concerning the new government’s SME development,support policy.

26/05/10
Advanced Virtualization , Hybrid Clouds | Belgium

Advanced Virtualization , Hybrid Clouds

"Cloud Computing" is a container notion, an attempt to create a bit of extra attention ("hype") for a natural evolution towards a more service-oriented infrastructure and software. It's the hypothetical elephant that is described differently by every blind man. The Sizing Servers Lab has a very pragmatic look on this idea. In reality, when IT is playing an important part in your company, you've already invested in server hardware and virtualization. You are probably already enjoying the benefits of centralized datacenters by leasing your servers or colocating them at your favourite hosting provider. Or you have your own datacenter. Our point of view is that you'd prefer optimizing that infrastructure and software, rather than starting all over again. On the other hand, we shouldn't be blind for this new evolution; a public cloud like Amazon's may be able to prevent you from doing large investments. A new developing environment like Microsoft's Azure might in s

26/05/10
Consultants Support in Competitiveness Enlargement of Small and Medium Enterprises | Croatia

Consultants Support in Competitiveness Enlargement of Small and Medium Enterprises

Knowledge as the key factor in development of small and medium enterprises is always missing. Consultants can, with their specialist knowledge, make small and medium enterprises more competitive. Two seminars with the following topics will be held : Pre-accession funds from its preparations up to the evaluation of projects and Design in Function of Competitiveness and Economic Development. Presentations will be followed by discussions and professional advice according to the requirements of the small and medium entreprises.

26/05/10 -> 29/05/10
Education and promotion in entrepreneurship | Croatia

Education and promotion in entrepreneurship

Education and promotion of entrepreneurship is a form of investment in their own development and improvement of business and the Varazdin County entrepreneurs are aware of that fact. Within the SME days in Varazdin county there will be several events in the form of forums, trade fairs, seminars for entrepreneurs and open days of supporting entrepreneurial businesses institution. We expect around two hundred participants.

26/05/10
Turning a Creative Idea into a Strategic Customer Concept | Germany

Turning a Creative Idea into a Strategic Customer Concept

The workshop addresses companies within the creative industry. The intention of the workshop is to show up how to turn a creative idea for a customer project into a strategic concept that will convince the customer. Attached you will find a detailed program information incl. a fax registration form. Please return your workshop registration by 20 May 2010 at the latest. Participation is free of charge. For many creative professionals the way from a creative idea to a concept the customer will understand seems to be tedious and annoying. However, there is no way around a slip-proof concept and a clearly structured offer as in times of economic crisis, no customer will just be enthused by the idea only. The workshop offers a realistic way of turning the idea into a promising concept. Thus, the industry’s requirements related to creativity and strategic planning are quite high and so are working hours in most creative agencies. Nevertheless, many creative professionals sense that

26/05/10
Energy efficiency and renewable energies – funding opportunities for energy projects offered by the EU | Germany

Energy efficiency and renewable energies – funding opportunities for energy projects offered by the EU

The increase of energy efficiency and market share of renewable energies belongs to the key elements of European energy policy. To drive the implementation of these targets, the EU offers various funding schemes that support innovative project in the field of energy. SMEs, universities, research centres as well as public enterprises and municipalities active in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy are invited to find out more about funding opportunities offered by the EU for energy projects. The event gives an overview about the theme energy in the Seventh Framework Programme and the CIP programme Intelligent Energy – Europe. In the Seventh Framework Programme international collaborative projects in Research and Development are funded, whilst Intelligent Energy - Europe support dissemination and market replication projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies. The structure, participation conditions, funding rates and topics of the 2010 c

26/05/10
Entrepreneurship: A boost for your ideas at European level | Spain

Entrepreneurship: A boost for your ideas at European level

This Seminar has been planned by the Regional Minisitry for Justice and Public Administration and by Alicante Local Development Agency, within the Framework of “Europa Tuya” a series of seminars focused on making EU closer to citizens, organised by Valencian Regional Government. This event aims at promoting entrepreneurship and at disseminating information about different tools for entrepreneurs at European level. The introduction and dissemination of the services offered in the province by Seimed (Enterprise Europe Network) as a supporting tool for entrepreneurs to develop and transfer innovation and the access to EU funding will also be the core subjects.

26/05/10
Introduction to the innovation support system in Iceland | Iceland

Introduction to the innovation support system in Iceland

All major support institutions in Iceland will introduce their services to the SMEs and entrepreneurs in Iceland.

26/05/10
New Start Carlow 2010 | Ireland

New Start Carlow 2010

New Start Carlow 2010 This event is a half day seminar aimed towards people who are looking for opportunities either for employment , re-skilling or Starting their Own Business. The event will feature a host of speakers including David Walsh MD of Newatch. This event will also feature an exhibition area with a variety of support agencies. The event is organised by Carlow County Enterprise Board in association with Carlow County Development Partnership , Carlow,Kilkenny Skillsnet , Carlow County Development Board , Carlow County Childcare Commitee. Full details of the event can be found on www.carlow-ceb.com or by e-mail enterprise@carlow-ceb.com. Attendance at this seminar is free of charge and booking is adviseable.

26/05/10
Business Supports Information Briefing | Ireland

Business Supports Information Briefing

For potential start-ups to learn about the support services and resources on offer, through the enterprise board and other local agencies and organisations. They offer practical information, useful advice and networking with like-minded individuals.

26/05/10
How to do Business in China? Main export promotion Institutios and tools. | Hungary

How to do Business in China? Main export promotion Institutios and tools.

We intend to introduce the business opportunities provided by the huge Chinase market, the special aspects of doing business and Hungarian success stories in China. We also intend to introduce the main export and investment support state organisations and tools (EXIMBANK and MEHIB Ltd.).

26/05/10
Techniques of understanding personalities for entrepreneurs | Hungary

Techniques of understanding personalities for entrepreneurs

The event gives serious, educational but light, sometimes funny answers for the following questions: - How can I develop the productivity of my enterprise by developing the knowledge of employesees on each other personality? - How should I satisfy my customer by knowing what kind of customer types exist? - What kind of personal attibutes should I examine when selecting employess? - How do I motivate my collaborators with different personalities? - What can I expect from my business partners with respect to their personalities?

26/05/10
IFRS for small and medium sized entities | Hungary

IFRS for small and medium sized entities

The future of SME IFRS! The event is FREE! "IFRS for Small and Medium size entities"

26/05/10
3rd Brokerage Event Enterprises,Researchers | Portugal

3rd Brokerage Event Enterprises,Researchers

During the 3rd Brokerage Event Enterprises, Researchers, there will be one-to-one meetings of about 20 minutes, previously arranged between enterprises and researchers, aiming to discuss ideas for projects on the scope of the 7th FP.The researchers, working in different research fields, will be invited to present ideas for research projects focused in enterprises technological needs which could be submitted, either in the Cooperation Programme, either in the Programme Research for the Benefit of SMEs . A catalogue will be made, summarizing these ideas and will circulate among the SME with the collaboration of Industrial Associations of different parts of the country. The SME are invited to choose the projects they are interested in and meetings will be arranjed with the researchers during the 3rd Brokerage Event Enterprises, Researchers.

26/05/10
Showcase of online business information available from Southampton City Libraries | United Kingdom

Showcase of online business information available from Southampton City Libraries

Meet representatives and trainers from the commercial suppliers of online business and news databases to Southampton lIbraries. Book demonstrations and discover how to make the most of these resources in your business

26/05/10
Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies". | Czech Republic

Information seminar "Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations - from purpose of project to payment of subsidies".

Seminars are focused on the most common problems encountered with the grant recipients from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation face. Attention is devoted to a summary of the most common errors in administration of projects, the rules for holding tenders and appurtenances, which have to include a request for payment. Speakers are Director of SF implementation and coordination of the Department SF, managers and program officers Structural Funds Division.

26/05/10
Enterpreneourship days at Faculty of Economics | Croatia

Enterpreneourship days at Faculty of Economics

Student Business Incubator wants to encourage students to think proactively about entrepreneurship through a few lectures. On Tuesday, the professor Demetri Kantarelis (Assumption College, SAD) will held a lecture on ''Evolution Theory (with emphasis on entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, networks and mutating firms)''. On Wednesday, the guest will be entrepreneur Ivan Miloloža,who will talk about innovations. On Thursday, a representative of the Quaestus group comes to lecture about starting up a business,and how to finance business.

26/05/10
FREE Business , Finance : Financial Planning , Grants Seminar 8 Events throughout Ireland brought to you by Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC, the Irish Taxation Inst | Ireland

FREE Business , Finance : Financial Planning , Grants Seminar 8 Events throughout Ireland brought to you by Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC, the Irish Taxation Institute and the County Enterprise Boards

The area of business finance and grant support can be confusing for many firms as they are unaware of where to access financial and grant information;what form of funding or tax incentives might be available to them or th process involved in accessing and applying for funding or tax reliefs. Firms also need guidance on the formatting of a strategic business plan. This type of planning is not only managing the present but creating the businesses future, by having the right business model in place and focusing resources more effectively. A clear understanding of a businesses core capabilities, strengths and weaknesses need to be understood when putting a strategic plan in place and seeking assitance in this area is key to any business survival. To assist SME's gain a greater understanding in these areas, Enterprise Ireland, the Small Firms Association, IBEC , the Irish Taxation Institute and the County Enterprise Boards invite you to a FREE seminar to inform you of the supports

26/05/10
"FROM THE FIVE SENSES IN ENTERPRISE...SEARCHING THE SIXTH SENSE” “Intuition in business. How to make innovation by creating markets of tomorrow” - Bologna 26 maggio 2010 “Female int | Italy

"FROM THE FIVE SENSES IN ENTERPRISE...SEARCHING THE SIXTH SENSE” “Intuition in business. How to make innovation by creating markets of tomorrow” - Bologna 26 maggio 2010 “Female intuition in doing business” - Ravenna 27 maggio 2010

The event scheduled in the range of Smeweek 2010, "From the five senses in Enterprise...SEARCHING THE SIXTH SENSE” want to give continuity to the work and success of the last experience “The five senses in Enterprise” organized during the Smeweek 2009 The event of 2010 foresees the following two meetings: “Intuition in business. How to make innovation by creating markets of tomorrow ” – Bologna 26.05.2010 It will be a training session in which, we invite participants will reflect on the possibility to perceive and foresee the development and trend in international markets by stimulating the sense of intuition to create and anticipate new slants of foreign market, taking also more opportunities to internationalize their business and stimulating the creation of external relations. The meeting includes a first part as structured interview, a second part of teamwork and a final part of a group discussion, during which we will focus on 3 issues: 1) Anticipating t

26/05/10
Competitiveness and creativeness for the SMEs | Romania

Competitiveness and creativeness for the SMEs

The event within The SMEs Week will be a seminar to disseminate informations. The participants to this workshop will be representatives of SMEs in the creative sector, such as craftsmen and other people working in arts and crafts sector.Beneficiaries during 2002 - 2012 program for supporting the trades and crafts that have managed to develop business after funding will also be invited. Speakers at the seminar will be representatives of the Office for Small and Medium Enterprises Cooperation, and others. The seminar will last approximately two hours.

26/05/10
Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research | Germany

Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research

Workshop on promotion and financing of innovation and research

26/05/10
Information-Event "amaZone-Award 2010" - How to apply, presentation of best practise examples in the SME sector. | Austria

Information-Event "amaZone-Award 2010" - How to apply, presentation of best practise examples in the SME sector.

amaZone is a prize for enterprises which are committed to the vocational training of girls and women in technical professions.

26/05/10
Information Mobile Unit and Seminar | Malta

Information Mobile Unit and Seminar

Leading and successful entrepreneurs together with strategic people from relevant government deapartments, authorities and agencies will visit different post-secondary schools in the morning and University and four thriving business localities in the afternoon. Entrepreneurs for the morning sessions will be chosen according to the audience being addressed. Informative Seminar for students

26/05/10
Information Mobile Unit | Malta

Information Mobile Unit

Leading and successful entrepreneurs together with strategic people from relevant government deapartments, authorities and agencies will visit different post-secondary schools in the morning and University and four thriving business localities in the afternoon.

26/05/10
Flexible Support for Business Development | United Kingdom

Flexible Support for Business Development

An business support event to inspire businesses in Wales to progress to the next stage in its growth. Featuring keynote speaker, innovation guru Max McKeown

26/05/10
Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness | Belgium

Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness

On May 2010, the second phase of the BEE is coming into force and is going to create a new series of important changes related to the allocation of quite new licence of town planning. What will be its impacts on future buildings and companies renovations? Which advantages will they be able to take from it? The BEE will allow future buildings and installations to decrease their energy consumption of more than 1,3rd compared to current standards. In this context, we also consider the benefits that an energetic audit might bring.

26/05/10
Instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA) - opportunities for entrepreneurs | Croatia

Instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA) - opportunities for entrepreneurs

EU programmes of financial aid; Practical Guide to EC External Aid Contract Procedures - presentation; Application procedure for IPA calls for proposals; How to apply for calls for tenders for goods, works and services; Introduction to the EU public procurement procedures.

26/05/10
Improve SMEs’ competitiveness: opportunities in Europe | Italy

Improve SMEs’ competitiveness: opportunities in Europe

Italian economic structure is based on a widespread small and medium-sized enterprises system (SMEs), which represents a significant asset both in terms of employment potentialities and of development. Nowadays, the importance of implementing a public policy in support of SMEs is widely shared, yet the most appropriate measures to be adopted continuous to be lingered on. Indeed, in spite of the growing importance of SMEs in Italian economic scenario, proper incentives are still not provided for them. Several years discussing policies of supporting SMEs in Europe. The European Commission has developed and implemented a series of measures specifically aimed at assisting SMEs in Europe. These policies intend to create conditions where they may rise and develop.

26/05/10
textile industry and the business environment | Hungary

textile industry and the business environment

textile industry and the business environment

26/05/10
Mentoring services to undergraduates of the University of Thessaly. | Greece

Mentoring services to undergraduates of the University of Thessaly.

Mentoring services to undergraduates of the University of Thessaly, in the framework of "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" subject.

26/05/10
Brand management | Slovenia

Brand management

Brand management

26/05/10
Breakfast Meeting | United Kingdom

Breakfast Meeting

A free breakfast,networking meeting for businesses in Old Swan with free one-to-one business advice for a limited number of businesses (courtesy of the Federation of Small Businesses) - first come first served!

26/05/10
SME Business Breakfast | United Kingdom

SME Business Breakfast

Liverpool City Council wanted to find out from local businesses in the Clubmore area what they think about local trading conditions in order to identify priorities for improvement. LCC also wanted to find out what potential there is among traders for working together to support each other and the local economy. As a result of a Business traders survey 51 local businesses indicated an interest in finding out more information in forming their own Traders Association. Two events are being organised week commencing the 25th May( European SME Week) a breakfast event and early evening event to give local traders an opportunity to gain more information

26/05/10
EU on the Internet - How to be acquainted with the European Information chaos or how to find what I need concerning the EU and its legislation in the most effective way | Czech Republic

EU on the Internet - How to be acquainted with the European Information chaos or how to find what I need concerning the EU and its legislation in the most effective way

Practical training is aimed at information sources, which are useful for entrepreneurs. It will cover for instance EU legislation, common customs tariff, information about the business environment, public procurement, etc. The training will be focused on small and medium sized enterprises which want to be aware of EU issues. The participants will be also informed about Your Europe and BusinessInfo portals. The training will be organised in the PC room (with 26 computers) with high speed Internet connection so that the participants will be able to solve practical examples immediately.

26/05/10
Your Export Opportunities, service support for companies | Czech Republic

Your Export Opportunities, service support for companies

Information for entrepreneurs about services supporting export and open grants from the Stuctural Funds provided by CzechInvest and CMZRB.

26/05/10
Strategies and New Programmes of the Guarantee Fund | Greece

Strategies and New Programmes of the Guarantee Fund

Presentation of the new programmes and strategies of the guarantee find for small enterprises.

26/05/10
Workshop "Clear accounts" Financial training for entrepreneurs | Spain

Workshop "Clear accounts" Financial training for entrepreneurs

Is my project feasible? How much money do I need to launch it? These are some key questions when we are about to launch a new project. In order to answer these questions, it is recommended to do some calculations and estimates before starting an entrepreneurial project. In order to help entrepreneurs, we have created this service so as to help them do the first estimates in a simple and clear way, through several coaching meetings.

26/05/10
Awarding the EU Office BCR prizes | Romania

Awarding the EU Office BCR prizes

Awarding the SMEs - clients of BCR - prizes for EU activity: EU Active (company with the most accessed EU grants), The most innovative project, Eco-Green, EU Dynamic (greatest number of projects funded in the frame of EU funding agreements caried in by BCR)

26/05/10
Vodafone Green Breakfast Event | Ireland

Vodafone Green Breakfast Event

How can your business be more sustainable,? how will climate change impact on your business? Gavin Harte, founder of Ireland's first eco-village; Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary will address these topics and more

26/05/10
GLOBAL SME FORUM – Building the Future | Portugal

GLOBAL SME FORUM – Building the Future

The GLOBAL SME FORUM – Building the Future is organised under the scope of the program Training SME. The program Training SME promotes interventions and training plans designed specifically for the 1700 enterprises from all over the country which benefit from the program during the biennium 2008 - 2010. Its strategic dimension aims the reinforcement of management and organisational skills. In addition, the program also develops the use of new technologies, the access to new markets, networking, the enterprises’ higher competitiveness and a wider qualification of the human resources, both at the professional and the educational levels. The GLOBAL SME FORUM – Building the Future represents a huge event for this program and its stakeholders. Such a happening seeks to encourage the reflection and the debate about the competitiveness and the internationalisation of SME. Other issues will be under discussion: the involvement of the enterprise in its community and the subseque

26/05/10
WHO - if not us ? ... WHEN - if not now ? ... WHERE - if not here ? ... | Serbia

WHO - if not us ? ... WHEN - if not now ? ... WHERE - if not here ? ...

Session one - What can we do alone ? (business strategy) ... The Consultants from the company "Kreativne Inovacije d.o.o." (Creativity and innovation Ltd.) will provide information about business strategy. What is Strategy, why do we need it and how to create it? Session two - What is the next step ? (export promotion) ... What should Serbia export ? Are those products or services ? ... We will hear the experiences of the successful local entrepreneurs - what problems they have and how they solve them. How to be prepared for the time that will come. Of course every question from the audience about these subjects will be most welcome. Session three - Training for all participants ... This session should be a surprise for the participants. It depends on the results of the previous sessions. It might be training for "Team Building" or "Workshop about export business" or something else that entrepreneurs need. Finally, the consultan

26/05/10 -> 04/06/10
Youth Entrepreneurship | Slovenia

Youth Entrepreneurship

entrepreneurial workshops at primary schools in Mislinja and Slovenj Gradec.

26/05/10
Seventh Framework Programme EU - COOPERATION: Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials , new production technologies (NMP) | Czech Republic

Seventh Framework Programme EU - COOPERATION: Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials , new production technologies (NMP)

Presentation of the new Work Programme draft for the Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials , new production technologies theme (Work Programme 2011, budoucí strategie Public-Private Partnerships ,PPPs, Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Cars). Summary of calls. Preparation of the project proposal (Part A, Part B, budget, parts requiring special attention)

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26/05/10
Taste of Business Spain, Portugal , Italy | Belgium

Taste of Business Spain, Portugal , Italy

During an informal lunch entrepreneurs can exchange experiences on export to and cooperation with entrepreneurs in Spain, Portugal and Italy with other entrepreneurs and representants of Flanders Investment , Trade.

26/05/10
Entrepreneur Day and European Day For Small and Medium Size Companies 2010 in Andorra (Aragón) | Spain

Entrepreneur Day and European Day For Small and Medium Size Companies 2010 in Andorra (Aragón)

Conferences and technical practices

26/05/10
Tender seminar and training | Hungary

Tender seminar and training

The firms always show interest in such events as EU and state funds are essential for their development. In the first part of the seminar, the experts present the funding opportunities currently available for small and medium enterprises. The participants receive genuine information at first hand and consultation adopted to their company profile. In the second part, the trainer present some new forms used in the process of tender-writing. By filling out a specific data form, the participants can acquire practical knowledge.

26/05/10
Lectures of Entrepreneurial Support The corporate social responsibility and ... reconciling work-family Promotion of economic interaction and social territory | Portugal

Lectures of Entrepreneurial Support The corporate social responsibility and ... reconciling work-family Promotion of economic interaction and social territory

Traditionally, the Corporate Social Responsibility was understood as a set of related philanthropy practiced by companies, particularly in areas that were not in their actions. Nowadays, the Corporate Social Responsibility began to be understood, too, such as providing, within limits, of services related to the mission and vocation of the company, but without any intention directly and immediately profitable. The long-term value of companies with policies of social responsibility will increase. Being Socially Responsible compensates. In this context the Municipality of Oliveira de Azemeis and ADRITEM will organize a series of conferences on the theme, addressing specific issues and interests for local and regional business community. Thus, the first conference of this cycle has as its starting point a reflection on "Corporate Social Responsibility and Work-Family Reconciliation", presenting a range of principles, concepts and practices that enhance ways to optimiz

26/05/10
Workshop for young people "How can I become a successful and innovative entrepreneur" | Slovenia

Workshop for young people "How can I become a successful and innovative entrepreneur"

Learning about the theoretical and practical basics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking and innovation, testing knowledge on specific cases and develop young people to develop themselves, communication training (critical assessment, argumentation, public speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication), an active test of teamwork, integration of different skills and experience and familiarization with their peers from other primary and secondary schools, learning about entrepreneurship in the present case, an entrepreneur from the Heart of Slovenia.

26/05/10
Conference on the State Support for Agricultural and Livestock Production | Turkey

Conference on the State Support for Agricultural and Livestock Production

The aim of this conference is to explain to SME's owner the facilities provided by the state to support agricultural and livestock production sectors of Turkey.

26/05/10
Practical Details about the export | Turkey

Practical Details about the export

This program intends to help small and medium sized enterprises to acquire practical and easy ways of exporting. By that helping those enterprises to explore opportunities offered by foreign trade.

26/05/10
The Expectations of the SMEs from textile sector | Turkey

The Expectations of the SMEs from textile sector

Especially after the economical crisis the textile sector was among the one of the hardest hit. And as Bursa being the heart of textile sector in Turkey it is essential to cope with the problems facing this sector and to find out the expectations of businessmen.

26/05/10
Getting British Business Online | United Kingdom

Getting British Business Online

A presentation to demonstrate the process of accessing a free .co.uk domain name and free web site hosting for 2 years through the Enterprise UK initative.

26/05/10
SME Week 2010 Roadshow | Finland

SME Week 2010 Roadshow

EU project and entrepreneur Information Roadshow at Ylivieskan Region Finland.

26/05/10
SME Week 2010 Roadshow | Finland

SME Week 2010 Roadshow

EU project and entrepreneur Information Roadshow at Ylivieskan Region Finland.

26/05/10
Expectation of SMEs' from Textile Sector after economical crisis | Turkey

Expectation of SMEs' from Textile Sector after economical crisis

In this workshop, we aim to get idea of businessmen about the possible trajectories of textile sector after financial crisis and how should businessmen people tackle with the new trends in the textile sector.

27/05/10
International engineering co-operation day - Engineering 2010 | Slovakia

International engineering co-operation day - Engineering 2010

Brokerage event Engineering 2010 organised by the SARIO (Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency) and BIC Bratislava, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network in Slovakia, on the 27 May 2010 in Nitra, Slovakia as an official accompanying event to the 17th International Engineering Trade Fair organised on 25-28 May 2010 in Nitra, Slovakia. The event is targeted to organisations offering or looking for technologies, tools and solutions in their products, services, development and manufacturing processes or commercial activities in the field of engineering industry. It will be a unique opportunity to establish new business contacts with potential partners from Slovakia and other European countries.

27/05/10
How to be an outstanding manager by effectively appraising and developing your staff | United Kingdom

How to be an outstanding manager by effectively appraising and developing your staff

Discover more positive, effective ways to manage performance and develop talent Developing staff so they are more confident, more able and better equipped to perform at their best, is critical in any organisation. Learn why the traditional method of creating personal development plans and appraising staff is fundamentally flawed, and how to identify and nurture talent in a way which is positive, motivating and which drives excellent business results. Learn too, why your current incentive schemes may actually be doing more harm than good, and what you can do to develop more effective (and even less costly!) schemes.

27/05/10
Handling Difficult People | United Kingdom

Handling Difficult People

Practical tips for achieving your business goals by improving your workplace relationships. The relationships between people in the workplace can make or break a team, win or lose business and be the difference between success and failure when it comes to achieving your business goals. This seminar, delivered by Judi James, will help you to adopt a strategic approach to managing workplace relationships and give you practical tools and techniques to use when handling those “difficult” people.

27/05/10
Managing Stress in the Workplace | United Kingdom

Managing Stress in the Workplace

Stress less and achieve more This lively, informative and upbeat seminar, delivered by Judi James and based on her book “More Time Less Stress” will help you to understand the nature of stress in the modern workplace and will give you practical tools and techniques to help you to deal with your stress (and that of those around you) and turn pressure into productivity.

27/05/10
Employment Law: Protecting Your Business | United Kingdom

Employment Law: Protecting Your Business

Safeguard your business from expensive legal claims Employment Law is a notorious minefield for employers. Many employees fall into categories which are protected against discrimination and victimisation. Awards for such claims are uncapped. In addition there has just been a major reform of unfair dismissal and grievance law. In this workshop, presented by a Partner from hlw Commercial Lawyers, you will be shown how to avoid these expensive pitfalls. You will be brought up to date on recent developments in discrimination, dismissal and grievance handling. The new ACAS Code of Practice and redundancy will be covered and there will also be ample opportunity for individual questions during and after the event. The presenters will be Joan Pettingill and Barry Warne of hlw Commercial Lawyers, based in Leeds and Sheffield. Both are experienced speakers and Employment Tribunal advocates.

27/05/10
Thinking of doing international business? | United Kingdom

Thinking of doing international business?

For new or established businesses interested in expanding into overseas markets. The workshop will take you through the key elements of adapting your company for international trade and help you evaluate your company’s readiness to export. A bank will be in attendance to cover the factors to consider when starting to trade abroad. The event concludes with an overview of resources and support organisations which can help your international plans become a reality.

27/05/10
How to create a Marketing Plan that delivers high, long-term sales | United Kingdom

How to create a Marketing Plan that delivers high, long-term sales

Maximise the sales income for your business, today and for the longer term. This workshop enables you to write a practical, effective marketing plan for your business. Setting the marketing plan is one of the most important aspects of marketing, but it can be one of the hardest marketing tasks to achieve. Understanding your competitors and the opportunities available to you helps define your target customers and the areas within which products or services could be developed.

27/05/10
Cut Carbon, Cut Cost Workshop | United Kingdom

Cut Carbon, Cut Cost Workshop

How to manage your energy and save money This workshop is specifically designed to help small and medium sized businesses reduce costs by understanding the carbon emissions they generate and identify where they can take action to reduce their carbon footprint. By taking part, businesses can not only save money but also improve their reputation as an environmentally responsible business, which could help attract new customers. The workshop kicks off with a practical, hands-on workshop for no more than 25 people, presented by an accredited and experienced consultant from the Carbon Trust. he workshop is designed for any business with an annual energy spend of between £20,000 and £100,000. Main Points Beforehand, the business will be asked to collect their energy usage for the last 12 months and come along with this information or their bills. This data will be used to identify where the business can focus on making savings and what actions they can take. At the 3

27/05/10
SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained! | Hungary

SME-Week: Where the champions of business are trained!

The speakers will present all the different types of access to finance and support funds which are available for the Hungarian micro and small enterprises.

27/05/10
Seminar: Currency risk management in my company | Poland

Seminar: Currency risk management in my company

Last two years showed the Polish companies a problem of "toxic" currency options - financial instrument very popular among the entrepreneurs. For some of them lack of knowledge ended up with looses and frequently the companies became bankrupts. The seminar aims at acquainting all companies interested in risk management. Through the seminar the SMEs will be more aware of the exchange risk importance and will solidly use the secured transactions. Moreover, the knowledge transferred to the participants will effectively let them use available financial instruments as well as as well as it will allow to distinguish from the bank offer everything what is worth using and reject vantageous proposals.

27/05/10
GROWTH , INTERNATIONALISATION | Liechtenstein

GROWTH , INTERNATIONALISATION

The second event focuses on growth and internationalisation. The main questions are: how to organise and manage growth? What are the reasons for a growth strategy? What opportunities offers an internationalisation?

27/05/10
Forum 4i (Innovation Industry Investment International | France

Forum 4i (Innovation Industry Investment International

The forum 4i gives the opportunity to innovation actors to meet and speak about creation and development of innovative start-up, especially in the field of green technologies for this edition. Enterprise Europe Network Grenoble will attend this forum via a booth. The objective is to inform on the enterprise europe network activities and to provide first information with regard to the companies questions , projects.

27/05/10
Business support in Pirkanmaa | Finland

Business support in Pirkanmaa

Examples of support practices

27/05/10
Business Breakfast "Training Business Champions" | Malta

Business Breakfast "Training Business Champions"

A Business Breakfast will be organised by Malta Enterprise with the kind participation of distinguished speakers and guests so as to celebrate the SME Week 2010 in Malta.

27/05/10
Entrepreneurs Seminar | The Netherlands

Entrepreneurs Seminar

The Entrepreneurs Seminar is thé event for entrepreneurs in your area and is full of activities for entrepreneurs. You'll stay in a quality business network, are inspired by top entrepreneurs and motivated by the best management coaches in the Netherlands. You will receive tips and advice that you can instantly use to improve your business and book success now and in the future.

27/05/10
Workshop on creativity and innovation in SME | Portugal

Workshop on creativity and innovation in SME

Practical workshop on how to develop creativity and innovation in SME

27/05/10
Promoting creativity and innovation in SME | Portugal

Promoting creativity and innovation in SME

Practical workshop about techniques to develop creativity and innovation in SME

27/05/10
SMEs and Standardization - Online Conference | Belgium

SMEs and Standardization - Online Conference

Get to know the European Standardization system and understand the benefits of standards. When registering to the event please mention 'SME Webinar+the chosen date'. More information with regards the Webinars will be available in May on www.cen.eu,go,sme

27/05/10
CHINA ADVISORY COUNCIL meeting - BEYOND TRADE: Strengthening EU-China investment links | Belgium

CHINA ADVISORY COUNCIL meeting - BEYOND TRADE: Strengthening EU-China investment links

Europe is China’s biggest trading partner, with the EU taking more than 20% of all China’s exports. But although trade is growing, the trade balance in China’s favour has soared to €170bn. In the wake of the financial crisis, the signs are that reciprocal investment will be the growing trend of economic relations. What can Europe’s SMEs and larger businesses do to overcome barriers to investment such as ownership caps in China and joint venture requirements? How can Chinese investors meet the EU’s transparency requirements, and what has to be done at an EU level to facilitate investment and ensure that both China and Europe are attractive to each other’s investors? Attendance of the China Advisory Council meeting is by separate personal invitation only.

27/05/10
Open house: procurement notices in the Greater Region of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Wallonia and Rhineland-Palatinate. | Germany

Open house: procurement notices in the Greater Region of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Wallonia and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Are you interested in public procurement notices in the Greater Region of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Wallonia and Rhineland-Palatinate? In this seminar, you will receive a detailed insight in the struture of the public procurement notice in these regions.

27/05/10
"Business advertising contest" | Lithuania

"Business advertising contest"

The event is designed to encourage young people interested in economics, business prospects and development of your biases. By creating and delivering business advertising youth improve their rhetorical skills to be able to work with the latest technology, mastered the success of your development phase.

27/05/10
Trying Entrepreneurs in Csongrad County (Subtitle: The Day of Future Entrepreneurs) | Hungary

Trying Entrepreneurs in Csongrad County (Subtitle: The Day of Future Entrepreneurs)

The event is organised for young students between 16-18 years, who have exact ideas about the entrepreneurship and plan their future consciously. Do you have a good business idea that can make its way through the market? Do you know what you will be doing in the next five years? Are you creative enough? Are you ready to fight against the word crisis? Do you belive in yourself? If your answer is yes, then the time has come to do something for yourselves and for your future!

27/05/10
International Engineering Cooperation Day - Engineering 2010 | Slovakia

International Engineering Cooperation Day - Engineering 2010

Brokerage event International Engineering Cooperation Day - Engineering 2010, organised by the SARIO (Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency) and BIC Bratislava, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network in Slovakia, will be organised on the 27 May 2010 in Nitra, Slovakia as an official accompanying event to the 17th International Engineering Trade Fair organised on 25-28 May 2010 in Nitra, Slovakia. The event is targeted to organisations offering or looking for technologies, tools and solutions in their products, services, development and manufacturing processes or commercial activities in the field of engineering industry. It will be a unique opportunity to establish new business contacts and mutual co-operation during B2B negotiations with potential partners from Slovakia and other European countries.

27/05/10 -> 28/05/10
III. TEXTILE CHEMICALS SYMPOSIUM | Turkey

III. TEXTILE CHEMICALS SYMPOSIUM

The topics below will serve to Industrialists, SMEs, Academic People, Students and Potential Entrepreneurs to increase entrepreneurship awereness and experience in Textile sector. Supports and Grants for SMEs by Government Bodies and European Union. New applications and innovative approachs in Textile and Chemical sectors Building cooperation between Univesity and Industry.

27/05/10
Thrifty home: opportunity of saving energy in own home | Croatia

Thrifty home: opportunity of saving energy in own home

Workshop will be organised by local development agency Poslovni park Bjelovar and the Town of Bjelovar with expert of UNDP. Participants will learn: - how to economize energy costs in own home, - how to change own behaviour towards energy, - how much money is possible to save with habits’ changes; - What is opportunity of smart house We will spread stickers- reminders on energy saving

27/05/10
Improving the Italian SMEs competitiveness: optimizing of logistic, trading and financial processes | Italy

Improving the Italian SMEs competitiveness: optimizing of logistic, trading and financial processes

The event aims at informing and forming the SMEs on how to improve their competitiveness optimizing logistic-trading-financial processes. In this scenario of global economic crisis, mainly affecting the “made in” sector, the enterprises that cannot rely on management costs reduction (such as staff and materials expenses) can take advantage of the efficiencies resulting from the dematerialization of internal processes, introducing also the use of electronic invoice. It also enables the enterprises to have access to advanced financial services, given by banks through the corporate banking interbanking channel. CBI represents a further efficiency channel in the dialogue between enterprises and Public Administration, also in regard of the obligation for the enterprises dealing with the PA services to use the electronic invoice (at the moment the technical laws are still not been settled by the Tax Agency). The iniziative could involve : The European Commission in order to desc

27/05/10
How to start as a freelancer | The Netherlands

How to start as a freelancer

Seminar about how to start as a freelancer

27/05/10
To start a business concerning import | The Netherlands

To start a business concerning import

Seminar for entrepreneurs who want to start with import. What are the most important aspects at import?

27/05/10
ServicesDirective and Innovation: boundless prospects - May 27 2010 | The Netherlands

ServicesDirective and Innovation: boundless prospects - May 27 2010

The NL EVD International, Syntens, innovation-network for entrepreneurs, and E.E.N. (Enterprise Europe Network), present an international seminar on entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurs learn new ServicesDirective and Innovations. Information through workshops given in terms of services, such as design, innovation and export of services in the European Union. Attention for services (in addition to a product), design and how to expand existing services through innovation. More information: www.agentschapnl.nl,dienstenseminar powered by

27/05/10
International business in the services industry | The Netherlands

International business in the services industry

Everything on innovating and exporting in the services industry. With workshops on innovation of services, export of services and what the European Services directive means to your business.

27/05/10
Seminar | The Netherlands

Seminar

Seminar

27/05/10
Youth Innovation award ceremony and project exhibition | Austria

Youth Innovation award ceremony and project exhibition

Youth Innovation Students present their creative and innovative ideas in the categories Business, Design, Engineering and Science to the public. The best teams get monetary awards and get nominated for international contests.

27/05/10 -> 28/05/10
How to make the cleansing process of the crisis without a crisis | Slovakia

How to make the cleansing process of the crisis without a crisis

The conference speakers are managers of Czech and Slovak companies, the people of the spiritual life, the people who help the poor and sick, people who are dedicated to nature.

27/05/10
SME Finance Day | Turkey

SME Finance Day

The SME Finance Day is being organized in order to provide SMEs the chance for giving information on accessing the EU Funds

27/05/10
Time and Meeting Management | Turkey

Time and Meeting Management

The seminar is realized as a part of the "Muğla Increasing Efficiency Project". The aim of the seminar is to help participants to identify and overcome barriers to effective time and management issues. Proven time management skills, time management approaches and time management strategy development issues will be discussed. Identifying short and medium term objectives, preparation of action plans as well as preperation a "to do list" will be given place during the seminar.

27/05/10
Channel Development Clinic | United Kingdom

Channel Development Clinic

For many businesses beginning to export can be a daunting prospect, too often the perceived barriers to exporting can discourage many local businesses from taking this step. The Channel Development Clinic is available to small businesses and social enterprises interested in exploring the idea of exporting for the first time. This workshops is designed to give your business a practical view of how to begin exporting for the first time. The workshop is funded by Belfast City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

27/05/10
How to grow your Business through Connecting, Innovating and Expanding in Europe | United Kingdom

How to grow your Business through Connecting, Innovating and Expanding in Europe

As part of European SME Week 2010 and following the success of last year’s SME Week event Enterprise Europe Yorkshire will be running another breakfast event, How to grow your Business through connecting, Innovating and expanding in Europe. This breakfast event is aimed at businesses looking to enter or develop new international markets. Organised by Enterprise Europe Yorkshire, the event will feature a mixture of presentations, case studies and networking opportunities to support those looking to develop an international trade strategy, find European business partners or enter the European market. This service is free to organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber region and the event is available on a first come first served basis. A complimentary breakfast will be served. The second European SME Week, taking place from 25th May to 1st June 2010, is a campaign to promote entrepreneurship across Europe and to inform entrepreneurs about support available for them at Europea

27/05/10
How to get results from your marketing, easily! | United Kingdom

How to get results from your marketing, easily!

EVENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Event specific content includes the following criteria: Pull a number of sales and marketing activities together to create an executable plan. Justify the time and effort you need to commit to sales and marketing enabling you to grow your sales. See why test, monitor and tune are so important – this is why 2,3rds of companies fail to capitalize on their sales and marketing investment. ‘If you stay the same, the best you’ll ever get is the same’, leave totally committed to try new ideas and commit quality time to sales and marketing.

27/05/10
SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory | Austria

SME-Information-Day with grant , incentive advisory

Grant advisory for small and medium enterprises by Bank Austria and state and government funding organisations. Advisory service is also offered by the Chambers of Commerce, austria wirtschaftsservice, Arbeitsmarktservice, Österreichischer Exportfonds, Kreditschutzverband1870, UniCredit Leasing (Austria) and others. If entrepreneurs wish to make an appointment for an individual counseling they are kindly invited to use the online-diary http:,,kmu-info-tag.bankaustria.at

27/05/10
Forum 4i: INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT, INTERNATIONAL Green technologies | France

Forum 4i: INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT, INTERNATIONAL Green technologies

Green technologies at the heart of forum 4i® 2010 Regarding environmental, economic and social issues of sustainable development, all the partners of Forum 4i® have decided to dedicate this 13th edition to green technologies.Regional expertises are also some opportunities to create jobs in these field.

27/05/10
The National Business and Civic Forum: "Practical Solutions and Corporate Partnerships for Relaunching the Antreprenorial Environment through EU Supporting Policies and Funds in Romania and | Romania

The National Business and Civic Forum: "Practical Solutions and Corporate Partnerships for Relaunching the Antreprenorial Environment through EU Supporting Policies and Funds in Romania and the Black Sea - Danubian Region"

- Exchange of Best Practices using Success Stories using the Knowledge Management (KM) ultra-modernistic techniques; - Information and Personalised Advice modules on the newest financial instruments and methods; - Networking and search of best partners for business and corporate projects at the Central Meeting Point; - Simulation team games - Awarding Excellence Entrepreneurship Diplomas

27/05/10
Innovation phenomenon in the business environment from the North-East Region | Romania

Innovation phenomenon in the business environment from the North-East Region

theme: - increase the competitiveness through innovation - innovation in SMEs - innovation management - competitive economic structures that sustain innovation (business incubators, technological parks, clusters, innovation networks)

27/05/10
Grant solutions for SMEs | Romania

Grant solutions for SMEs

Programs to support the establishment of new businesses and support development of SMEs funded by state budget.

27/05/10
Entrepreneur Day | Spain

Entrepreneur Day

The Entrepreneur Day is one meeting point, and a forum in which the entrepeneurships and SMEs will be able to exchange experiences, and ideas and recieve information about business creation, specially in terms of financing and innovation.

27/05/10
Entrepreneur Day | Spain

Entrepreneur Day

The Entrepreneur Day is one meeting point, and a forum in which the entrepeneurships and SMEs will be able to exchange experiences, and ideas and recieve information about business creation, specially in terms of financing and innovation.

27/05/10
How to present yourself on the labor market? | Croatia

How to present yourself on the labor market?

Workshop for students and unemployed about better preparation for job finding.

27/05/10
Youth entrepreneurship: a trigger resource or a second class one? Small Business Act and policies for the empowerment of enterprises | Italy

Youth entrepreneurship: a trigger resource or a second class one? Small Business Act and policies for the empowerment of enterprises

This event will be the first official public event of the CNA Torino one year campaign on “Small Business Act: what does it mean, who are involved in”. The campaign includes seminars, workshops and focus groups with enterprises, local Authorities and social partners. The campaign is supported by the Chamber of Commerce of Turin. The event will take place on the 27th May, in the Major Hall of the Faculty of Business and Economics – University of Turin, from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm. The Speakers: Prof. Sergio Bortolani, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics Mrs. Vlaeminck, European Commission, DG ENTR. E.3, Cratfs, small businesses, cooperatives and mutuals, Head of Unit Mr. Maestri, President of Piedmont ABI Commission (ABI is the Italian Banks Association) Michael Refalo, EuroMed Connect Coop (Malta, Young Entrepreneur) Mr. Andrea Benassi, Secretary General of UEAPME Local Authorities During the event there will be the video projection of the best 3 video

27/05/10
Hungarian-Slovenian Cooperation Day in the Area of eHealth | Hungary

Hungarian-Slovenian Cooperation Day in the Area of eHealth

A one day event in which the goal is to facilitate Hungarian-Slovenian partnership development in the area of information communication technologies in medical use: - research cooperation development, joint project development within the European Union’s FP7 programme - research results based technology transfer and development of cooperation for the utilization of research results

27/05/10
Innovative Production - Agrarian Innnovation in Agricultural Cultivation and Food Production | Hungary

Innovative Production - Agrarian Innnovation in Agricultural Cultivation and Food Production

Vocational seminary for companies engaged in the agro-food industry. Transmission of practical informations in the following fields: production possibilities of new innovative food products, adaptation of EU quality standards, practical adaptation of new technology solutions. In addition to the vocational presentations there will be practical displays, a company mission and food sampling too at the event.

27/05/10
Cooperation onto the increase of the employment in Zalaegerszegi micro-region | Hungary

Cooperation onto the increase of the employment in Zalaegerszegi micro-region

Malom Paktum was formed in a micro-region of Zalaegerszeg. The undertakings collaborating in the pact, civil organisations, local governments, representation of interest organs, chambers sign the general agreement based on which developments wish to be achieved together in the area on this day. a row gets to an entrepreneurial forum where the undertakings may share their experiences with each other in a program, from applications, supports information is received, and information may be listened to in connection with preferential credit programs.

27/05/10
Setting up a strong foundation for promising young companies | Slovenia

Setting up a strong foundation for promising young companies

Good business idea. The coordination of relations within the team and the enthusiasm of the employees. Acquisition of capital for the creation and growth of the business. The difference between debt and equity financing.

27/05/10
How to sell successfully even though you`re not the salesperson | Slovenia

How to sell successfully even though you`re not the salesperson

Why is selling really very simple? Which procedures use the best salespeople? How to successfully complete the sale even when the clients say: "We are very interested, but we have to consider."?

27/05/10
Trademark and web site - the face of your company | Slovenia

Trademark and web site - the face of your company

How to design a recognizable and appealing brand? How to design a website which will support the personality of the brand, and meanwhile be efficient and user-friendly?

27/05/10
Successful internet advertising | Slovenia

Successful internet advertising

Basics of the online advertising How and where today's consumers are looking for products , services Advantages , benefits of the Internet and especially Web browser

27/05/10
Got an idea? Follow the best! | Slovenia

Got an idea? Follow the best!

JAPTI as a national coordinator of the 2nd European SME Week in Slovenia, is organizing the main event. entitled: Got an idea? Follow the best! Themes of the event will focus on the presentation of funding opportunities open for business ideas in Slovenia and abroad. Due to financial uncertainty in the downstream markets, the opportunities to invest in good business ideas are minor than we would like to be. JAPTI wants at one spot to represent the potential funding from public to private, and then further-on, with 2 separate workshops deepen the knowledge and practical information on the implementation of entrepreneurial projects.

27/05/10
SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs | Austria

SME-Roadshow 2010 - European R,D-Funding Possibilities for SMEs

Content: the various European bottom-up-R,D-Programmes and Initiatives for SME

27/05/10
Round table: EU funds and possibilities for entrepreneurs | Croatia

Round table: EU funds and possibilities for entrepreneurs

One day round table will give a chance to existing and future entrepreneurs to ask questions about funding opportunity in IPA funds. This round table will also present possibilities and challenges for future use of EU structural funds. Moderators will be experts from regional authority and from Business incubator.

27/05/10
The European subsides days of firms. | France

The European subsides days of firms.

The objective is to present the EU funds to firms. We will organize this event at Rouen and Yvetot.

27/05/10
Innovative Medicine Initiative | France

Innovative Medicine Initiative

Information day Innovative Medicine Initiative supported by European Commission and european pharmaceutical industry. The aim of IMI is to to support the faster discovery and development of better medicines for patients and to enhance Europe’s competitiveness by ensuring that its biopharmaceutical sector remains a dynamic high-technology sector. This information day aims to provide scientific community and alsacian industries with details about research thema and financing opportunities of the IMI programme.

27/05/10
Mentoring Clinic | Ireland

Mentoring Clinic

A panel of Mentors with a range of skills and expertise will provide expert advice, information and assistance to clients looking for practical guidance.

27/05/10
A Cup of Cappucino - Special Female Problems and Solutions in Management | Hungary

A Cup of Cappucino - Special Female Problems and Solutions in Management

During this informal event, the participants - guided by a moderator - discuss the special problems and challanges and the possible solutions. This event will be the official start of the Female barnch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hajdú-Bihar County.

27/05/10
The impact of standardization and normalization on effective activity of the European Union internal market -New Machinery Directive | Poland

The impact of standardization and normalization on effective activity of the European Union internal market -New Machinery Directive

Enterprise Europe Network Center at Chamber of Industry and Commerce Staropolska herewith invites to the seminar, aimed to discuss the importance of standardization and normalization to free transfer of goods and services within the EU uniform market, with use of example of CE mark application. The seminar participants will be acquainted with the principles of evaluation of conformity of the products with the European Union requirements, Polish legal acts in that area, knowledge about the sources of access to legislation on products and services standardization , including the New Machinery Directive, the principles of documenting the compliance and responsibility for the products and practical information about the procedures for CE marking implementation. The seminar is addressed to the enterprises managing staff, mainly manufacturers and distributors, technical specialists, quality and safety and hygiene of work specialists, design and technological departments employees.

27/05/10
Create Your Own Business | Portugal

Create Your Own Business

To promote clarification sessions, by presenting to young students and unemployed people of the municipality the Project entitled "Create Your Own Business", aimed at raising awareness of the need to promote creativity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking so that, in the near future, these young people and these unemployed people will be naturally equipped to create their own businesses. The more varied and meaningful experiences that are offered to young and unemployed people, the greater will be their involvement in making decisions about their own educational and professional pathways. Through the presentation of the "Create Your Own Business" Project, the awareness sessions aim to promote the development of a more entrepreneurial culture in young people as a means of investing in the improvement of their skills. Considering that some young and unemployed people who attend secondary schools and vocational training courses are about to enter the world

27/05/10
Create Your Own Business | Portugal

Create Your Own Business

To promote clarification sessions, by presenting to young students and unemployed people of the municipality the Project entitled "Create Your Own Business", aimed at raising awareness of the need to promote creativity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking so that, in the near future, these young people and these unemployed people will be naturally equipped to create their own businesses. The more varied and meaningful experiences that are offered to young and unemployed people, the greater will be their involvement in making decisions about their own educational and professional pathways. Through the presentation of the "Create Your Own Business" Project, the awareness sessions aim to promote the development of a more entrepreneurial culture in young people as a means of investing in the improvement of their skills. Considering that some young and unemployed people who attend secondary schools and vocational training courses are about to enter the world

27/05/10 -> 29/05/10
CETA International Conference - Competitiveness for European Tourism for All. | Sweden

CETA International Conference - Competitiveness for European Tourism for All.

The CETA conference, supported by the European Commission DG Enterprise Tourism Unit, aims to inform small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, about innovative as well as tried-and-tested methods for making tourism businesses accessible, sustainable and competitive. Speakers will include business and destination managers, representatives of the European Union DG Enterprise (Tourism Unit) and Swedish Enterprise Ministry, as well as members of the CETA consortium and the European Network for Accessible Tourism, ENAT. The Conference Venue is Falsterbo Strandbad, Falsterbo, which is part of "Destination Söderslätt", Skåne, Sweden. The area is known for its unique nature, bird-watching, local produce and gastronomy, active holiday offers, villages and heritage sites, to name a few of its attractions. A Conference Programme Tailored for SMEs With a specially-designed programme, taking into account the limited time available to many business owners and man

27/05/10
To succeed on new markets | Sweden

To succeed on new markets

Welcome to a seminar with tips and trix on how to succeed when entering new markets. Our guests tell us about how to handle cultural differences and legal issues and Enterprise Europe Network will tell you mpore about how we can help you entering new markets.

27/05/10
Basics of FP7 project management for SMEs | Czech Republic

Basics of FP7 project management for SMEs

The goal of this seminar is to introduce to SMEs possibilities for involvement in FP7 or other projects focused on international cooperation. The seminar is suitable for all who got no or basic knowledge of project management in FP7.

27/05/10
Enterpreneourship days at Faculty of Economics | Croatia

Enterpreneourship days at Faculty of Economics

Student Business Incubator wants to encourage students to think proactively about entrepreneurship through a few lectures. On Tuesday, the professor Demetri Kantarelis (Assumption College, SAD) will held a lecture on ''Evolution Theory (with emphasis on entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, networks and mutating firms)''. On Wednesday, the guest will be entrepreneur Ivan Miloloža,who will talk about innovations. On Thursday, a representative of the Quaestus group comes to lecture about starting up a business,and how to finance business.

27/05/10
"FROM THE FIVE SENSES IN ENTERPRISE...SEARCHING THE SIXTH SENSE” “Intuition in business. How to make innovation by creating markets of tomorrow” - Bologna 26 maggio 2010 “Female int | Italy

"FROM THE FIVE SENSES IN ENTERPRISE...SEARCHING THE SIXTH SENSE” “Intuition in business. How to make innovation by creating markets of tomorrow” - Bologna 26 maggio 2010 “Female intuition in doing business” - Ravenna 27 maggio 2010

The event scheduled in the range of Smeweek 2010, "From the five senses in Enterprise...SEARCHING THE SIXTH SENSE” want to give continuity to the work and success of the last experience “The five senses in Enterprise” organized during the Smeweek 2009 The event of 2010 foresees the following two meetings: “Intuition in business. How to make innovation by creating markets of tomorrow ” – Bologna 26.05.2010 It will be a training session in which, we invite participants will reflect on the possibility to perceive and foresee the development and trend in international markets by stimulating the sense of intuition to create and anticipate new slants of foreign market, taking also more opportunities to internationalize their business and stimulating the creation of external relations. The meeting includes a first part as structured interview, a second part of teamwork and a final part of a group discussion, during which we will focus on 3 issues: 1) Anticipating t

27/05/10
"Ecolabel Mark:a tool to improve SMEs' competitiveness, specifically in the tourisitc sector" | Italy

"Ecolabel Mark:a tool to improve SMEs' competitiveness, specifically in the tourisitc sector"

The seminar aims to explain the new Ecolabel Regulation (CE), effective from 19th February 2010, showing the advantages for SMEs in order to improve their competitiveness. A particular focus on tourism sector.

27/05/10
Business square | Serbia

Business square

Support of entrepreneurship – promotion of entrepreneurial spirit, supporting activities for development and increasing competetiveness of SMEs. Presentation of offer of SMEs from Zlatibor county, with the special attention to the producers and processors of milk, meat and fruit. Big Serbian and foreign trade companies will be invited as guests of the fair, what will be a great opportunty to make direct contacts with the producers.

27/05/10
Regional ideen market on corporate social responsibility issues related to busness organisation - small, medium and large busness organizations | Bulgaria

Regional ideen market on corporate social responsibility issues related to busness organisation - small, medium and large busness organizations

The aim of the initiative is giving to the busness organizationa and society more information on issues related to corporate social responsibility. Busness organisations - small, medium and large organizations have the possibility to meet the local needs by social responibile behaviour. This initiative gives them the possibility to meet with NGOs and exange ideas how to contribute to the local interests.

27/05/10
Promotion of entrepreneurship through educational system | Croatia

Promotion of entrepreneurship through educational system

The main goals of the conference are promotion of entrepreneurship through education system and identifying and aligning the activities of the promotion of entrepreneurship in formal, informal and non-formal education and training in order to contribute to economic growth by creating a stimulating entrepreneurial environment.

27/05/10 -> 28/05/10
Brokerage Event: Oil industry, renewable energy resources and environmental protection | Croatia

Brokerage Event: Oil industry, renewable energy resources and environmental protection

In order to support innovative entrepreneurship, the members of the Enterprise Europe Network EEN invite you to participate in the Brokerage Event from 27 – 28 May 2010, during the EXPO Fair (18th International Construction Fair, 11th Craft Fair and 3rd Education Fair EXPERT 2010). All participants can take part in the Brokerage Event in order to establish links with interested companies from abroad and promote their activities at EXPO. The participation is free of charge as it is sponsored by the Enterprise Europe Network - EEN. Areas of interest: o Oil industry o Treatment of sludge and fluid from dry oil containers and pits o Renewable energy resources We also invite all EEN partners to take part in the organization and identify potential conference participants.

27/05/10
Energy-efficient construction in France | Germany

Energy-efficient construction in France

Also in France the renewable energy has won more and more in meaning. Within the scope of the environmental programme adopted in 2008 „Grenelle de l` environnement“ the French government lays a main focus on the improvement of the energy efficiency of flats and public buildings. Nearly half of the conveyor means set with 440 milliard euros of the French environmental programme flows into the construction industry. With it the way is paved for a rapid development of the market. Out of this also for Saxon companies interesting chances arise for the market entrance. During an event on the 27th of May in Dresden IHK which is organised together with the German-French Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), preserved interested companies who want to be involved in the area of the lasting and energy-efficient construction in France to find out the possibility extensively.

27/05/10
How to set prices when exporting | Spain

How to set prices when exporting

When a SME enters the international markets they need to position their product. But how to set an adequate price for the market? This seminar aims to explain in a practical way how prices for exports are set taking into account the prices of the competence and the costs of the company. In addition, the seminar will also deal with profit margins (commissions, discounts and promotions) in order to present a competitive product in the market.

27/05/10
Accessing the EU's coffers | Malta

Accessing the EU's coffers

An interactive workshop on how to tap EU funds and an overview of the various EU funding programmes.

27/05/10
Netcamp - Internet industry meeting | Poland

Netcamp - Internet industry meeting

More info ang full agenda soon at our webpage http:,,www.netcamp.net.pl

27/05/10
Re-dimensioning and Business Transfer | Portugal

Re-dimensioning and Business Transfer

One of the main objectives of this event is to debate and raise awareness around the following topics: re-dimensioning and business transfer, mergers and acquisitions of companies in order to promote business growth and facilitate succession processes. This event will also foster business opportunities and introduce new support tools for companies in these areas.

27/05/10
Conference – forum „Formation of Marijampolė city image: business street, facts ....visions“ . | Lithuania

Conference – forum „Formation of Marijampolė city image: business street, facts ....visions“ .

The main goal is to present results on the research of city image and the results on young people contest, to submit proposals of business community and the young people on issues of city image to Marijampolė city asdministration. Also, some discourses of experts on formation of city image will be presented. The aim of this event is to promote partnership of business, science, young people and representatives of the authority in solving issues on formation of city image, development and consolidation, whereas the impact of their opportune decision is closley linked to city competitiveness and business environment attraction. Also, to promote the active integration of society into formation of city image and improvement of the quality of life. Nominees (entrepreneurs) for honorary award of Marijampolė county shall be announced during the event. The signing of the cooperation agreement between Marijampolė municipality administration and Marijampolė branch of Kaunas Chamber of Comm

27/05/10
Information Mobile Unit and Discussions | Malta

Information Mobile Unit and Discussions

Leading and successful entrepreneurs together with strategic people from relevant government departments, authorities and agencies will visit different post-secondary schools in the morning and University and four thriving business localities in the afternoon. Entrepreneurs for the morning sessions will be chosen according to the audience being addressed

27/05/10
Information Mobile Unit | Malta

Information Mobile Unit

Leading and successful entrepreneurs together with strategic people from relevant government departments, authorities and agencies will visit different post-secondary schools in the morning and University and four thriving business localities in the afternoon. Entrepreneurs for the morning sessions will be chosen according to the audience being addressed.

27/05/10
Winning International Business | Malta

Winning International Business

This is an interactive hands-on workshop for companies interested in tapping foreign markets.

27/05/10
PRIMORSKA TECHNOLOGY PARK OPEN DAY - SME financing | Slovenia

PRIMORSKA TECHNOLOGY PARK OPEN DAY - SME financing

1. INFO POINT: general information, technology park introduction, how to become a member, member services and benefits; from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 2. WORKSHOP: Obtaining financing for SME (grants, loans, risk capital); at 2.00 pm

27/05/10
Flexible Support for Business Development | United Kingdom

Flexible Support for Business Development

An business support event to inspire businesses in Wales to progress to the next stage in its growth. Featuring keynote speaker, innovation guru Max McKeown

27/05/10
Business Leaders Aintree and North Liverpool Business Forum in Partnership with the Federation of Small Business - Business Breakfast | United Kingdom

Business Leaders Aintree and North Liverpool Business Forum in Partnership with the Federation of Small Business - Business Breakfast

A FREE Business Breakfast meeting for businesses to listen to informative business speakers and network with each other

27/05/10
presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field | Austria

presentation of "Pfennigbauer Jausensackerl" in schools, home for the handicapped and soccer field

In elementary schools, at the disabled person's home and on the soccer field, the 4 independent butcher shops "Pfennigbauer" distribute the "Pfennigbauers-Jausensackerl" free of charge. A delicious snack with sausage bun, sugarfree drink and an apple from the region. We also would like to explain to the children and youngsters in this 2nd KMU week of the European Union, how important it is, that the raw materials come from the region and are handmade by professionals.

27/05/10
Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness | Belgium

Impact on companies of the second phase of the Building Energy Efficiency – Importance of an audit in order to improve competitiveness

On May 2010, the second phase of the BEE is coming into force and is going to create a new series of important changes related to the allocation of quite new licence of town planning. What will be its impacts on future buildings and companies renovations? Which advantages will they be able to take from it? The BEE will allow future buildings and installations to decrease their energy consumption of more than 1,3rd compared to current standards. In this context, we also consider the benefits that an energetic audit might bring.

27/05/10 -> 30/05/10
Start-UP Seminar "From the idea ... to your company" | Germany

Start-UP Seminar "From the idea ... to your company"

The seminar covers the basics of business start-ups and clearly conveys the approach to define and market readiness of business ideas. With exemplary planning process and establishing a structured schedule, the participants can plan out their individual projects to complete and involve clarifying points in the run-up in their creation strategy. Commercial, strategic and market aspects accompany the event. Tips from the company's practice of funding opportunities and tips for local contact and support services round off the event.

27/05/10
“To find and to keep – not hire and fire” | Germany

“To find and to keep – not hire and fire”

Qualified and motivated employees are providing an essential input for the success of a company. We will show you ways how you can secure your efficiency with a well-done personal planning. This implicates the competence to find the right employee, to keep him in your company by offering special conditions and to increase the competences,productivity of your employees.

27/05/10 -> 28/05/10
EuropeAid Calls for tender: how to take part to | Italy

EuropeAid Calls for tender: how to take part to

It is a two-day training session aiming to provide local companies with information on: - EU external assistance programmes; - how to take part to the EU calls for tender (work, service, studies) and namely to those banned by EuropeAid - how to get access to this kind of information and how to benefit of EEN services

27/05/10
Together into new markets – enterprises’ network and international dimension | Italy

Together into new markets – enterprises’ network and international dimension

The use of European and national development founds , has highlighted from one side a lack in terms of results in innovation, internationalization and SMEs’ dimensional growth matter, and from the other side, the almost exclusive prevalence of generic tools aimed at increasing the production capacity of enterprises. In the coming years, thank to a strategic European Union disposal, aid to enterprises will gradually be reduced in favor of interventions for the whole economic system, that will increase tangible and intangible assets supply, able to raise the competitive capacity of enterprises. The Regional law establishing the Business Cluster is an important tool to foster regional enterprises capacity of building a network.

27/05/10
Meeting of the Association for Employment Love Money: Meeting between leaders of small business development and individual investors | France

Meeting of the Association for Employment Love Money: Meeting between leaders of small business development and individual investors

Meeting between leaders of small business development and individual investors. The purpose of this meeting is to encourage direct investment by individuals in small business growth.

27/05/10
Elevator Pitch Competition | Hungary

Elevator Pitch Competition

Elevator Pitch Competition

27/05/10
Design: a question of taste, luxury or a strategic necessity? | Austria

Design: a question of taste, luxury or a strategic necessity?

Many Austrian small und medium-sized enterprises are concentrating on what they know and on what they do best: technical, technological, economic and sales-related know-how. However, at the same time they are neglecting aspects that would be essential for their success: Branding, communication and design. The Brainds experts (Branding Agency) look into this phenomenon and make clear why nowadays strategic brand management is indispensable for any company. The event on the 27th of May 2010 will show the enormous and yet unused potential of Austrian companies by means of several concrete examples. Speaker: Peter Deisenberger, Creative Management, please register at office@brainds.com until the 21st of May 2010

27/05/10
WORKSHOP BUSINESS START-UP STRATEGY | Portugal

WORKSHOP BUSINESS START-UP STRATEGY

OBJECTIVES • Demonstration of the need of implementation and systematization of a new model in business start-ups • Clarifying the resources and energy needed to implement a model of new-business • Transmit the critical importance of a CRM system PROGRAM Part I - Definition of new business - The various sources of a prospect - Prospect, client and business - The systematic contacts Part II - The typing and categorization of prospects - CRM: a critical tool in managing the company's most important asset - Strategies to contact new prospects - Set-up a strategy for a new business contact - Methods of contact: how to win new customers and enhance the existing Part III - Discussion and clarification of doubts

27/05/10
Manufacturing, Food and Drink (Inc Science, Technology, Environmental , Health) Cluster Meeting | United Kingdom

Manufacturing, Food and Drink (Inc Science, Technology, Environmental , Health) Cluster Meeting

Networking meeting for members of the Wirral Business Forum and guests which will include presentations about innovation in business and updates for comopnaies within the manufacturing sector.

27/05/10
Regional ideen market on corporate social responsibility issues related to busness organisation - small, medium and large busness organizations | Bulgaria

Regional ideen market on corporate social responsibility issues related to busness organisation - small, medium and large busness organizations

The aim of the initiative is giving to the busness organizationa and society more information on issues related to corporate social responsibility. Busness organisations - small, medium and large organizations have the possibility to meet the local needs by social responibile behaviour. This initiative gives them the possibility to meet with NGOs and exange ideas how to contribute to the local interests.

27/05/10
The Coach of Management Skills for the business consolidation and growth | Spain

The Coach of Management Skills for the business consolidation and growth

Management skills imply abilities such as communication, time planning, motivation or teamwork. These skills are key for the development of the business and its consolidation and growth process. Given the importance of this issue, a multimedia tool called The Coach of Management Skills has been developed. This computer application includes an auto-diagnosis which proposes a training itinerary to strengthen the key management skills. The objective of this course is to train local policy officers so that they can use this Coach as a resource in their support to business consolidation and growth.

27/05/10
AJPES- an indispensable source of information | Slovenia

AJPES- an indispensable source of information

Within the the European Week of entrepreneurship we will organise evetnts in our branch Koper where we will run a presentation of our most important and interesting services: 1. How can you register as an entrepreneur in AJPES? 2. How can you register as a private limited company at AJPES One stop shop contact point.? 3. How can you facilitate your business with use of public information AJPES (iPRS, JOLP, EBR)? 4. How can you protect against insolvency with a credit rating of Slovenian companies - AJPES S. BON? 5. How can you discharge your obligations by participating in a multilateral netting in AJPES? We will give presentation to the visitors of the above topics and answer the question. Visitors will have an opportunity to practically use the services AJPES together with AJPES employees. Event brochures will be prepared for visitors.

27/05/10
AJPES- an indispensable source of information | Slovenia

AJPES- an indispensable source of information

Within the the European Week of entrepreneurship we will organise evetnts in our branch Novo mesto where we will run a presentation of our most important and interesting services: 1. How can you register as an entrepreneur in AJPES? 2. How can you register as a private limited company at AJPES One stop shop contact point.? 3. How can you facilitate your business with use of public information AJPES (iPRS, JOLP, EBR)? 4. How can you protect against insolvency with a credit rating of Slovenian companies - AJPES S. BON? 5. How can you discharge your obligations by participating in a multilateral netting in AJPES? We will give presentation to the visitors of the above topics and answer the question. Visitors will have an opportunity to practically use the services AJPES together with AJPES employees. Event brochures will be prepared for visitors.

27/05/10
AJPES- an indispensable source of information | Slovenia

AJPES- an indispensable source of information

Within the the European Week of entrepreneurship we will organise evetnts in our branch Kranj where we will run a presentation of our most important and interesting services: 1. How can you register as an entrepreneur in AJPES? 2. How can you register as a private limited company at AJPES One stop shop contact point.? 3. How can you facilitate your business with use of public information AJPES (iPRS, JOLP, EBR)? 4. How can you protect against insolvency with a credit rating of Slovenian companies - AJPES S. BON? 5. How can you discharge your obligations by participating in a multilateral netting in AJPES? We will give presentation to the visitors of the above topics and answer the question. Visitors will have an opportunity to practically use the services AJPES together with AJPES employees. Event brochures will be prepared for visitors.

27/05/10 -> 28/05/10
AJPES- an indispensable source of information | Slovenia

AJPES- an indispensable source of information

Within the the European Week of entrepreneurship we will organise evetnts in our branch Nova Gorica where we will run a presentation of our most important and interesting services: 1. How can you register as an entrepreneur in AJPES? 2. How can you register as a private limited company at AJPES One stop shop contact point.? 3. How can you facilitate your business with use of public information AJPES (iPRS, JOLP, EBR)? 4. How can you protect against insolvency with a credit rating of Slovenian companies - AJPES S. BON? 5. How can you discharge your obligations by participating in a multilateral netting in AJPES? We will give presentation to the visitors of the above topics and answer the question. Visitors will have an opportunity to practically use the services AJPES together with AJPES employees. Event brochures will be prepared for visitors.

27/05/10
Private Investment Opportunities in Early Stage Companies | Ireland

Private Investment Opportunities in Early Stage Companies

Enterprise Ireland in conjunction with Sligo Chamber and Enterprise Europe Network-Sligo are hosting a seminar entitled "Private Investment Opportunities in Early Stage Companies" as part of European SME Week. The seminar is aimed at the following: Private Investors who want: Access to ambitious early stage companies with strong growth potential and who would like to use their vast and varied business experience in assisting these companies. Professional Advisors who: Are working with high net worth individuals or growth oriented companies Are seeking alternative investment and financing options to offer their clients High Potential Entrepreneurs: Seeking private equity partners to enable them achieve the maximum international development potential of their companies.

27/05/10 -> 28/05/10
THINK BIC: Sustainability, Competitiveness and Creativity. New enterprises look to the future. | Italy

THINK BIC: Sustainability, Competitiveness and Creativity. New enterprises look to the future.

BIC Lazio event is the institutional appointment to reflect on Start-Ups and on SMEs growth dynamics in the Lazio region. Each year the annual presentation of the report Creaimpresa is enriched in depth with new elements. This year event provides a focus for deepening Eco-innovation Platform (Eco-IP), a European platform established under the Europe INNOVA initiative, with the aim to accelerate the take-off of eco-innovative solutions in Europe. The initiative focuses on the development and testing of new or better innovation support mechanisms for innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular in technological and industrial fields. The event will welcome around 100 participants. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided.

27/05/10
Rules, Market and Corporate Social Responsibility | Italy

Rules, Market and Corporate Social Responsibility

A public seminar organized by Confartigianato Forlì Cesena in collaboration with the Municipality of Bertinoro to discuss the relationship between economy, market, enterprises and people in the local, national and European framework. A territorial policy favoring the social responsability and considering the person as development driver is needed for avoiding old and new forms of poverty.

27/05/10
I SME FESTIVAL 2010 - the innovation big party | Italy

I SME FESTIVAL 2010 - the innovation big party

The second edition of “I SME Festival”, the innovation big party, small and medium innovative enterprise fest, will be held in Naples (Italy) next 27th may 2010. I SME Festival is annual event of Campania innovation system to celebrate one year work and to mark and develop strategic lines to lauch regional competitiveness system. The mission of I SME Festival is stimulate and support regional innovation with networking and communication activities about the topics of convention: Entrepreneurship Growth, SME Competitivness, Valorization of Applied Research, Territorial Development and New Business Opportunity. I SME Festival is organized by Città della Scienza SpA, public agency of Campania Region Govern, under the actions of the Department for Scientific Research and Innovation of Campania Region. I SME Festival supports the dissemination of technology transfer and innovation methods and tools for SME, in according with Confindustria Campania and University Federico II of

27/05/10
From Manufacturing Networks to Know-how Networks: Development Models for Southern Italy | Italy

From Manufacturing Networks to Know-how Networks: Development Models for Southern Italy

A seminar dedicated to the study and dissemination of best practices on immaterial networks and their strategic value for SMEs as organizational models in construction public contracts, as interactive channels between stakeholders in the context of renewable energy and as professional knowledge communities in eletronic tendering.

27/05/10
Mentors' Day | Hungary

Mentors' Day

Mentors' Day, what could we learn from successful entrepreneurs? Meeting with mentors – to the attention of start-up and young entrepreneurs.

27/05/10
Start-ups Exchange | Poland

Start-ups Exchange

The Start-ups Exchange is organised and lead by Kraków Technology Park as a part of the project “KTP Investor Network as the platform for supporting investments in SMEs” – co-financed by the funds under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy. The main objective of the project is to establish a platform for assisting in the twinning of best start-up projects and innovative SMEs with capital investors and financial institutions. Start-ups Exchange is addressed mostly to start-up projects and SME’s seeking capital for their development. Start-up projects (app.20-25) will have a chance to introduce their practices within the event and show their best experiences in front of venture capital fund representatives and business angels. Among all firms, only 10 of them will present their business through multimedia while all will be able to use stand to show their own product or service.

27/05/10
„My 2 minutes” | Poland

„My 2 minutes”

Inauguration of „My 2 minutes” competition - a short, persuasive description of a person or an idea for a product, service, or project. This kind of presentation is often used by an entrepreneur pitching an idea to a venture capitalist or angel investor to receive funding.

27/05/10
WHAT DO I HAVE TO KNOW BEFORE BUSINESS START-UP | Slovenia

WHAT DO I HAVE TO KNOW BEFORE BUSINESS START-UP

What do I need to do before start – up business (legal requirements), how can I start up my own business, business costs (fixed), is my business idea also business opportunity, business support (financing, counseling, etc.) on local, regional and national level

27/05/10
Telemedicine and Health ICT in Portugal and Norway Company Mission | Portugal

Telemedicine and Health ICT in Portugal and Norway Company Mission

Enterprise Europe Network Portugal and Innovation Norway are orgazining a joint technological mission the 27th of May in Lisbon in the ehealth and telemedicine sectors. The event will be open to Portuguese and Norwegian companies that are interested in developing new partnerships or technology transfer agreements. In the morning presentations will be made by key players about the ehealth and telemedicine situation in Portugal and Norway. In the afternoon the participants will have the opportunity to have meetings with the invited speakers for the event. Topics to be discussed in the seminar: • Competitiveness and Innovation in the eHealth Sector • Technology and support devices for Telemedicine • Industry and Health Care • Norway and Portugal - the future of Telemedicine

27/05/10
Business Junction networking evening event | United Kingdom

Business Junction networking evening event

To celebrate European SME Week (who knew?), we will be putting about 100 business people in a room where there will be a complimentary bar where entrepreneurship and business will be toasted every five minutes! A short walk from Mansion House tube station, Apt is a gorgeous fusion of comfort and design where you can feel stylish and at home. In their three distinct bars, ranging from loungey to Marble and steel – there is an area to suit every mood. Join Business Junction members and guests for drinks and canapes here on the 27th. How apt.